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Mangrove Snake

Mangrove snakes are a species of rear-fanged, mildly venomous colubrid snakes occurring in Southeast Asia. They are mostly nocturnal and quite aggressive by nature. They are known to be expert swimmers.



    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Subphylum Vertebrata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Serpentes
    Family Colubridae
    Subfamily Colubrinae
    Genus Boiga
    Scientific Name Boiga dendrophila


    Other Names Yellow-ringed Cat Snake, Gold-ringed Cat Snake
    Length Around 231 cm
    Color Black upper part with variably continuous  yellow transverse bands; yellow labials with black edges; uniform black or bluish undersides may be  with yellow spots;  yellow throat
    Distribution Indonesia, Malaysia,  Thailand, Singapore, Cambodia, Vietnam,  Philippines
    Habitat Lowland rainforests, mangrove swamps
    Diet Reptiles, birds, small mammals
    Venom Fact Mildly venomous
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Average Lifespan Maximum 17 years in captivity

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    Published on September 27th 2016 by under Snakes. Article was last reviewed on 4th June 2019.

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