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Many-Spotted Cat Snake

Many-spotted cat snakes are species of mildly poisonous colubrid snakes, found in large parts of Asia. They are rear-fanged and known to be generally calm and non-aggressive. The species is nocturnal and exhibit arboreal activity.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Serpentes
    Family Colubridae
    Genus Boiga
    Scientific Name Boiga multomaculata

    Other Names Large-spotted Cat Snake, Marbled Cat-eyed Snake
    Length Around 100 cm, largest specimen: 187 cm
    Color Gray-brown dorsal color with two series of non-uniform nearly oval shaped blackish or dark brown spots and another two series of smaller  but prominent spots on the lower sides; head contains two blackish bands which separate at the back; presence of a blackish irregular line from the eye to mouth’s corner; ventral color is whitish with spotted or marbled with brown and each side contains a series of brown spots
    Distribution Western Malaysia, Cambodia, Myanmar, Vietnam, Thailand, India (Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Miao – Changlang district), Southern China, Indonesia (Java, Sumatra, Borneo, Sulawesi)  Cambodia, Bangladesh, Laos, Singapore
    Habitat Well-watered woodland, scrubland, treed grassland
    Diet Lizards like geckos and small skinks, lizard eggs birds, frogs
    Predators Larger snakes, birds of prey
    Venom Fact Mildly venomous
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size 4 to 8 eggs
    IUCN Conservation Status Not Evaluated

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    Published on September 28th 2016 by under Snakes. Article was last reviewed on 4th June 2019.

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