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Amphiesma stolatum

Buff Striped Keelback

Venomous 💀💀 Harmful bite ref
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  • Length Adult

  • up to 90 cm ref
  • Length Newborn

  • 9 to 17 cm ref
  • Reproduction

  • oviparous ref
  • Pupil Shape (when closed!)

  • round (or oval) ref

Altitude range

Vertical distribution

0 to 2000 meter above sea level (a.s.l.) ref

Subspecies & Common Names

Amphiesma stolatum  ASSAMESE বামুণী সাপ, CHINESE 草游蛇 (Cǎo Yóu Shé), ENGLISH Buff Striped Keelback, Indian Striped Keelback, White Striped Keelback, Yellow Banded Keelback, Yellow Necked Keelback, GERMAN Asiatische Streifennatter, Gelbband Wassernatter, Gelbhalswassernatter, Gestreifte Wassernatter, GUJARATI પીત પટીત સાપ (Pīta Paṭīta Sāpa), MALAYALAM തെയ്യാൻ പാമ്പ് (Teyyān Pāmp), MARATHI नानाड्डो गोवा, नानेटी, शंकराची जटा (Śaṅkarācī Jaṭā), सितेकिलट विदर्भ, सीतेची लाट वर्धा (Sītēcī Lāṭa Vardhā), NEPALI Ashare, Bagale, Harara, Nauri, Nauria, SINHALA Aharukuka, TAMIL காலியான்குட்டி (Kāliyāṉkuṭṭi) ref

Full Taxonomy

  • I. Superfamily Colubroidea

  • Colubrids, elapids and vipers
  • II. Family Colubridae

  • Colubrids
  • III. Subfamily Natricinae

  • Natricinae
  • IV. Genus Amphiesma

  • Keelbacks
  • V. Species Amphiesma stolatum

  • Buff Striped Keelback
  • VI. snakeID

  • 3188
Look up complete taxonomic records of Amphiesma stolatum (including synonyms) at THE REPTILE DATABASE (by Peter Uetz et al).