English : Dog-toothed cat snake
French : Serpent chat à dents de chien
Class : Reptilia
Order : Squamata
Family : Colubridae
Notes : No subspecies known.
The species reaches up to 2 meters in length. Large head with flat snout and large eyes. Enlarged front teeth. Coloration is beige-brown to orange-brown with darker blotches edged with black. Black edging on scales inside darker blotches.
Range and habitat
The species occurs in south-east Asia, from south Thailand and Malaysia to western and central Indonesia, including all greater Sundas islands. Lives in humid forests and bushlands, plantations, gardens and cultivated areas.
IUCN RED LIST : LEAST CONCERN
CITES : Not listed
Status : The species has a large range and can be locally common. It isn’t known to suffer from any threats.
Ex-Situ Programs : None known