Bungarus multicinctus multicinctus

(Blyth, 1861)

Bungarusmulticinctus

Vernacular names
English : Many-banded krait
French : Bongare rayé

Classification
Class : Reptilia
Order : Squamata
Family : Elapidae
Notes : 1 other subspecies known. Subspecies status still being determined.

Identification
The maximum length for the species is 1.85 m but most specimens are between 1 m and 1.5 m. Slender body with small head and conspicuous vertebral ridge. Smooth scales, coloration dark brown black, thin transversal white bands.

Range and habitat
The species occurs in eastern Asia, from South China (including Hong Kong) to Taiwan, north Myanmar, Thailand, Laos and North Vietnam. This subspecies is found in most of the range except central south China, from Hong Kong area to nearby Myanmar. Lives in wooded areas, forests, near rivers, on mountain slopes and close to villages.

Conservation
IUCN RED LIST : LEAST CONCERN
CITES : Not listed
Status : The species is still locally common but juveniles are traded in a way that, if growing, will become unsustainable.
Ex-Situ Programs : None known

Observation

 

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