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AMPHIESMA STOLATUM. Buff Striped Keelback. 花浪蛇 (hua1lang4she2). Status: Not Protected. Non-venomous. VIDEOS. Amphiesma stolatum. The buff striped keelback (Amphiesma stolatum) is a species of nonvenomous colubrid snake found across Asia. It is a typically nonaggressive snake that feeds . Amphiesma stolatum (Linnaeus, ) – Striped Keelback. Taxonomic Notes: Photo Gallery; Early stages; Distribution; Identification; Status, Habitat and Habits .

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The ventral body posterior to neck and ventral tail are white to light gray with black spots or areas of scattered dark pigment on lateral quarter of the ventral area, which appears as a faint longitudinal line near latero-ventral junction and tends to disappear in the posterior part of body.

Please help us improving our species range maps. Tropidonotus stolbatus [sic] Kelaart Found in whole of Indian mainland including North and North-east states. Karlsruher Naturhefte 4, Naturkundemuseum Karlsruhe, pp.

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The interscale colours become maphiesma only when the snake puffs itself up when agitated. Gravid females have been found from April to August and eggs are laid in underground holes from May to September. Indian reptiles are relatively poorly studied, with few dedicated and comprehensive resources on their taxonomy, biology and conservation.

Local names Assamese — Bamuni saap. Greek for “garment, vestment”, named in apposition to the epithet of the type species, A. The lighter supralabials are well marked with black along sutures or on posterior margin of each scale. Tropidonotus stolatus Boulenger Olive brown with bluish tint on top. A Catalogue of Living and Extinct Species.

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Includes communication, perception, modes and mechanisms of locomotion, as well as long term strategies except mating and reproductive strategies, covered under reproduction. Herpetological Review 44 1: Elaps bilineatus Schneider, Females remain with eggs till they hatch.

Population size is treated under Population Biology, and trends in population sizes are treated under Trends. Articles with ‘species’ microformats Taxonbars using multiple manual Wikidata items.

Often it is referred by the locals as the “the snake that cannot kill” in their native tongues. Species specific search options Taxon Hierarchy. When alarmed, it inflates its body causing the bright interscale colours to be exposed. Amphiesma stolata Cox et al. There are two distinct colour varieties — a typical variety, found everywhere, with grayish-blue interscale colour. These are two inter-nasals, two nasals and the first supralabial on each side.


The snake aestivates during hot weather and appears at the end of summer.

Natricinae from the central Truong Son, Vietnam. Buff striped keelback Amphiesma stolatum Creative Commons Attribution 2.

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A catalogue of amphibians and reptiles in the collection of Jahangirnagar University, Dhaka, Bangladesh. This page was last edited on 2 Decemberat Two yellow stripes along the length and to the sides of the spine are the distinctive feature of this snake. Herpetological Review 47 2: