Species Details

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Banded Kukri Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Oligodon arnensis
Family : Colubridae
Order : Squamata
Class : Reptilia
Phylum : Chordata
Other Name : Common Kukri Shap
Habitat : Forests,gardens,caves,rocky terrain,termite mounds,tree holes
Description : The banded kukuri snake has a pale brown or orange upper body with distinct black crossbands of varying number and width. These crossbands may have white edges. It has an angular or transverse black band between the eyes, another behind them with the apex on the frontal, and a third on the nape. Its lower surface is typically uniform yellowish, occasionally spotted with brown or having a brown posterior border to the ventrals.
Its total length is 24 inches, with a 3.5-inch tail.(female 640 mm, tail 100 mm). It is nocturnal and feeds on earthworms, insects and larvae.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by: Shahtaj Islam Sakaal,Department of Zoology,University of Dhaka ; information source:IUCN Red List Bangladesh-2015. Taylor and Francis, London. 583 pp.p. 226); photo credit and copyright: Sanjaya Kanishka (iNaturalist user). more information please contact with us.