Species Details


Oligodon theobaldi

Theobald’s Kukri Snake Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Oligodon theobaldi
Family : Colubridae
Order : Squamata
Class : Reptilia
Phylum : Chordata
Other Name : Mandalay Kukri Snake
Habitat : Forests
Description : It is a relatively small snake, growing to a maximum length of around 50 cm. The snake has a distinctive black-and-white striped pattern on its body, with the stripes running lengthwise. The black stripes are wider than the white ones, giving the snake an overall dark appearance. It is a terrestrial species that is typically found in forested areas, although it may also be found in grasslands and other habitats. This species primarily feeds on small lizards, although it may also eat other small animals such as rodents and frogs. It is not venomous and is considered harmless to humans. It is generally shy and will flee if threatened or disturbed. The conservation status of this species is currently unclear due to a lack of data. It is not known to be threatened or endangered, but more research is needed to determine its population status and distribution.
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/Hari), photo copyright: iNaturalist. more information please contact with us.