Species Details

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Duméril’s Black-headed Snake Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Sibynophis subpunctatus
Family : Colubridae
Order : Squamata
Class : Reptilia
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Forests,hills,plains
Description : The Duméril's Black-headed Snake is a relatively large snake, with adults typically ranging from 1.5 to 2 meters (5 to 6.5 feet) in length. It has a distinctive appearance, with a black or dark brown head and a banded body pattern of alternating yellow or cream-colored and black or dark brown bands. The scales are smooth and shiny, and the body is cylindrical and muscular.

This species is diurnal, meaning it is active during the day, and primarily feeds on small mammals, such as rodents, as well as birds and reptiles. It is a non-venomous snake, but will bite if threatened or provoked. Its bite is not considered dangerous to humans, although it may cause pain, swelling, and redness.

Overall, the Duméril's Black-headed Snake is an important part of its ecosystem, helping to control populations of prey species and serving as a food source for larger predators. It is also sometimes kept as a pet, although captive breeding can be difficult due to its specialized diet and large size.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by: Shahtaj Islam Sakaal,Department of Zoology,University of Dhaka; information source:IUCN Red List Bangladesh-2015,Wall, F. 1921. Ophidia Taprobanica or the Snakes of Ceylon. Colombo Museum; photo credit:Alex Krohn(www.inaturalist.org/people/Alex Krohn), photo copyright: iNaturalist. more information please contact with us.