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Tentacled Snake

Tentacled snake is a mildly venomous aquatic snake found in Southeast Asia. It is the only species in its genus.



    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Serpentes
    Family Colubridae
    Subfamily Homalopsinae
    Genus Erpeton
    Scientific Name Erpeton tentaculatum


    Other Names Tentacle Snake
    Length Around 50 to 90 cm
    Color Striped or blotched dark gray or brown to light tan
    Distribution Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam
    Habitat Lives its almost whole life in  murky water of lakes, rice paddies, streams; also found in fresh, brackish and sea water
    Diet Fishes
    Venom Fact Mildly venomous
    Mode of Reproduction Ovoviviparous (producing young ones by means of eggs hatched inside the body of the parent)
    Litter Size 5 to 13
    Average Lifespan 10 to 20 years
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on October 12th 2016 by under Snakes. Article was last reviewed on 16th August 2018.

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