Species Details

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Sibynophis sagittarius

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

Scientific Name : Sibynophis sagittarius
Family : Colubridae
Order : Squamata
Class : Reptilia
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Forests
Description : The Arrowhead Kukri Snake is a relatively small snake, with adults typically ranging from 30 to 60 centimeters (12 to 24 inches) in length. It has a slender, elongated body with smooth scales that are typically brown or gray in color, with darker spots or bands along the length of the body. The head is small and pointed, with large eyes and a distinctive curved or hooked snout.

This species is diurnal, meaning it is active during the day, and primarily feeds on small invertebrates, such as insects and spiders. It is a non-venomous snake, but has sharp, recurved teeth that it uses to grasp and subdue its prey. Like other kukri snakes, it has a specialized adaptation in its upper jaw that allows it to slice through the exoskeleton of its prey, making it easier to swallow.

Overall, the Arrowhead Kukri Snake is an important part of its ecosystem, helping to control populations of invertebrate 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.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by: Shahtaj Islam Sakaal,Department of Zoology,University of Dhaka ; information source:IUCN Red List Bangladesh-2015,Boulenger, G.A. 1893. Catalogue of the Snakes in the British Museum (Natural History). Volume I; photo credit:Ashahar alias Krishna Khan(wikimedia), photo copyright: wikimedia. more information please contact with us.