Species Details


Russell’s Kukri Snake Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Oligodon taeniolatus
Family : Colubridae
Order : Squamata
Class : Reptilia
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Forests,open landscape,agricultural lands
Description : It is a relatively small snake, with adults typically measuring between 50 and 70 cm (20 to 28 inches) in length. The dorsal (back) side of this snake is generally a pale brown or gray color, with a distinctive pattern of darker brown or black stripes running down its body. The ventral (belly) side is usually white or cream-colored. It is carnivorous and feeds on a variety of small animals, including rodents, lizards, and other snakes.This species is typically found in forested areas, including both primary and secondary growth forests. It can also be found in agricultural areas, as well as suburban and urban areas. It is primarily nocturnal, but may be active during the day in cooler weather. It is generally considered non-venomous, although it may bite if provoked.
Little is known about the reproductive behavior of this species, but it is believed to lay eggs.
It is a relatively small, non-venomous snake with a distinctive pattern of stripes. It is found in a variety of habitats and feeds on small animals.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by: Shahtaj Islam Sakaal,Department of Zoology,University of Dhaka ; information source:IUCN Red List Bangladesh 2015. photo credit:Hari(www.inaturalist.org/people/Har), photo copyright: iNaturalist. more information please contact with us.