Species Details

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Indo- chinese Rat Snake Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Ptyas korros
Family : Colubridae
Order : Squamata
Class : Reptilia
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Bank of streams and reservoirs,edges of cultivated fields and ponds,agricultural fields,forests
Description : Indo-Chinese Rat Snakes are large and can grow up to 10 feet in length, with an average length of 6-8 feet. The color of the snake varies depending on the region, but typically it has a greenish-gray body with a white belly, and its scales are smooth and shiny. Indo-Chinese Rat Snakes are opportunistic predators that feed on a variety of prey, including rats, mice, birds, lizards, and other small animals.
These snakes are generally active during the day and are known for their agility and speed. They are also excellent climbers and swimmers.The Indo-Chinese Rat Snake can be found in a variety of habitats, including forests, grasslands, farmlands, and urban areas. These snakes are oviparous, which means they lay eggs, and they typically lay between 5-12 eggs at a time. The Indo-Chinese Rat Snake is listed as a species of least concern by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) due to its wide distribution and stable population. However, they are often hunted for their skin and meat in some parts of their range.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by: Shahtaj Islam Sakaal,Department of Zoology,University of Dhaka ; information source:IUCN Red List Bangladesh-2015 and The reptiles of the Indo-Australian archipelago; photo credit:Vijay Anand Ismavel(www.inaturalist.org/people/Vijay Anand Ismave), photo copyright: iNaturalist. more information please contact with us.