Species Details

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Copper-head Trinket Snake Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Coelognathus radiatus
Family : Colubridae
Order : Squamata
Class : Reptilia
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Close to cattle sheds,Crop fields,Homestead vegetation and in all land based forests
Description : The Copper-head Trinket Snake is a relatively small species, growing to an average length of 2-3 feet (60-90 cm).
Its coloration can vary depending on its location, but it typically has a brown or grayish background color with distinct black stripes or bands running down its body. The belly is usually a lighter color, such as yellow or cream.
The Copper-head Trinket Snake is a diurnal (active during the day) and arboreal species, meaning it spends much of its time in trees.
Its diet consists mainly of small rodents, birds, and lizards.
It is commonly found in forests, plantations, and other wooded areas throughout Southeast Asia, including countries such as Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia.
The Copper-head Trinket Snake is oviparous, meaning it lays eggs. Females typically lay 4-12 eggs per clutch, which hatch after an incubation period of around two months.
The Copper-head Trinket Snake is considered a species of least concern by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). However, like many snake species, it is still threatened by habitat loss and fragmentation due to deforestation and human development.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by: Razia Sultana Setu,Department of Zoology,University of Dhaka ; information source:Wikipedia, IUCN Red List Bangladesh Volume-4 2015; photo credit and copyright:sankarkdas77 (iNaturalist user).more information please contact with us.