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Many-Banded Krait

A highly poisonous species belonging to the elapid group, the Many-Banded Kraits are endemic throughout part of China and SE Asia. They have two subspecies.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Subphylum Vertebrata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Serpentes
    Family Elapidae
    Genus Bungarus
    Scientific Name Bungarus multicinctus

    Other Names Taiwanese krait, Chinese krait
    Length 3.3 to 4.9 ft (average)
    Color Black to dark bluish-black with white or cream cross bands
    Distribution Central and southern China and Southeast Asia
    Habitat Swamps and marshy area
    Diet Mostly fish, but also other snake species, rodents, eels, frogs, and rarely lizards
    Venom Fact Highly venomous
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size 3 to 15 eggs
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on December 11th 2016 by under Snakes. Article was last reviewed on 7th June 2019.

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