Coelognathus erythrurus manillensis
English : Reddish ratsnake
French : Serpent ratier rougeâtre
Class : Reptilia
Order : Squamata
Family : Colubridae
Notes : 3 other subspecies known.
Adults can grow to around 1.50 meters in length, rarely more. Snout is blunt and head quite elongated with big eyes. Faint dark markings on head sides. Coloration is brown to greyish-brown, turning to orangish-red on last third of body.
Range and habitat
This subspecies is endemic to Luzon (Philippines). Species found throughout Philippines and on Sulawesi. Occurrence in Borneo is doubtful. Lives in woodlands, open forests, suburban gardens.
IUCN RED LIST : LEAST CONCERN
CITES : Not listed
Status : The species has a large range and can live in modified habitats, even near human settlements. It is sometimes persecuted but rarely caught for trade.
Ex-Situ Programs : None known