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Tokara Habu

Tokara Habu is a species of Japanese snakes that belongs to the pit viper group. They have no subspecies.



    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Subphylum Vertebrata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Serpentes
    Family Viperidae
    Subfamily Crotalinae
    Genus Trimeresurus
    Scientific Name Trimeresurus tokarensis


    Length 60-150cm
    Color Light brown to beige with dark brown spots
    Distribution Tokara Islands of Japan
    Habitat In dense vegetations close to sources of water
    Diet Vertebrates and rodents
    Venom Fact Venomous
    Breeding Season Summer to monsoon
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)

    Tokara Habu Pictures Gallery

    Published on January 1st 2017 by under Snakes. Article was last reviewed on 13th June 2019.

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