Species Details

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Yellow-speckled Wolf Snake Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Lycodon jara
Family : Colubridae
Order : Squamata
Class : Reptilia
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Forests,open landscape,agricultural lands
Description : The Yellow-speckled Wolf Snake is a slender and elongated snake that typically measures around 50-70 cm in length. Its body is covered with smooth scales that are arranged in distinct rows. The snake is mostly brown or gray in color, with a series of yellow or orange speckles on its dorsal side. This snake feeds mainly on small mammals, lizards, frogs, and insects. The Yellow-speckled Wolf Snake is typically found in a wide variety of habitats, including forests, plantations, and gardens. It is most commonly found in lowland areas, but can also be found in hilly areas up to an altitude of around 1,000 meters. This species of snake is primarily nocturnal, and is usually active at night. During the day, it hides in crevices, under rocks, or in leaf litter. When threatened, the Yellow-speckled Wolf Snake may coil and vibrate its tail, imitating a venomous snake. Little is known about the reproductive behavior of this snake. It is believed to be oviparous, meaning that it lays eggs rather than giving birth to live young.
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 credit & copyright:Anirban Chaudhuri (iNaturalist user). more information please contact with us.