Species Details

@Albert Charles Lewis Günther

Lesser Stripe-necked Snake Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Liopeltis calamaria
Family : Colubridae
Order : Squamata
Class : Reptilia
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Forests
Description : They are small to medium-sized snakes, typically growing up to 1 meter (3.3 feet) in length.
They have a distinctive long tail, accounting for more than half of their body length. They have a slender, elongated body, with a pointed head and large eyes. Their coloration is typically brown, with darker brown or black markings on their back, and a lighter underside. These Snakes are primarily insectivores, feeding on a variety of insects such as grasshoppers, crickets, and beetles.These snakes are generally nocturnal and arboreal, spending most of their time in trees and shrubs. They are non-aggressive and shy, and when threatened, they usually remain still or try to escape.They are found in a variety of habitats, including rainforests, bamboo forests, and agricultural land. Females lay eggs, typically in the spring or summer. Clutch size can range from 3 to 12 eggs.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by: Shahtaj Islam Sakaal,Department of Zoology,University of Dhaka ; information source:IUCN Red List Bangladesh-2015,www.reptile-database.reptarium.cz, photo copyright: iNaturalist. more information please contact with us.