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Malayan Krait

The Malayan krait is a species of venomous krait snakes with a bright pattern on their skin. They are found in some parts of Southeast Asia.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Serpentes
    Family Elapidae
    Genus Bungarus
    Species B. candidus
    Scientific Name Bungarus candidus

    Other Names Blue krait
    Length 108 cm (about 3.5 ft)
    Coloration Black, dark-brown, or bluish-black crossbands on a white base
    Distribution Indochina south to Java and Bali in Indonesia
    Habitat Dry and wild regions with semi-dense vegetation
    Diet Mice, rats, frogs, toads, birds, bird eggs, and other smaller snakes
    Venom Fact Venomous
    Clutch Size 12-14 eggs
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern, Near Threatened, Vulnerable, Critically Endangered, Endangered

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    Published on September 9th 2017 by under Snakes. Article was last reviewed on 14th June 2019.

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