Species Details


Ferania sieboldii

Siebold's Smooth-water Snake Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Ferania sieboldii
Family : Homalopsidae
Order : Squamata
Class : Reptilia
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Wetlands
Description : Siebold's Smooth-water Snake typically grows to a length of around 60-80 centimeters, although some individuals can reach up to 100 centimeters.
The snake's dorsal (upper) side is typically a uniform dark brown or black, while the ventral (lower) side is light yellow or cream-colored.
This snake has a cylindrical body shape, with a short, blunt head and smooth, shiny scales.
Siebold's Smooth-water Snake is semi-aquatic and is commonly found in streams, ponds, and other bodies of fresh water in forested areas.
These snakes feed primarily on fish, but also eat aquatic invertebrates such as insects and crustaceans.
Siebold's Smooth-water Snake is primarily active at night, and is generally shy and non-aggressive towards humans.
This species is currently listed as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List, although habitat loss and degradation due to human activities are a potential threat to its population.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by: Zarin Tasnim,Department of Zoology,University of Dhaka ; information source:IUCN Red List Bangladesh-2015; photo credit and copyright:Sp.herp(wikipedia), photo copyright: iNaturalist. more information please contact with us.