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Red-Tailed Pipe Snake

The Red-Tailed Pipe Snake is a species of South-east Asian serpents that are known for their bright, vibrant looks.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Subphylum Vertebrata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Serpentes
    Family Cylindrophiidae
    Genus Cylindrophis
    Species C. ruffus
    Scientific Name Cylindrophis ruffus

    Other Names Red Cylinder Snake, Common Pipe Snake
    Length 1 m
    Color Black base with yellow to orange markings
    Distribution Myanmar and southern China (Fujian, Hong Kong and on Hainan Island), south into Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, the Malay Peninsula and the East Indies to Indonesia (the Riau Archipelago, Sumatra, Bangka, Borneo, Java, Sulawesi, Buton and the Sula Islands
    Habitat Swampy, forested areas
    Diet Brahminy blind snakes, insect larvae, small frogs and worms
    Venom Fact Non-venomous
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size 2-4 eggs
    IUCN Conservation Status LC

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    Published on December 18th 2016 by under Snakes. Article was last reviewed on 10th June 2019.

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