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Bungarus candidus

Blue Krait

Venomous 💀💀💀💀 Very dangerous bite ref
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Krait bites are often virtually painless, a victim may not realize it had been bitten until it is too late. Symptoms of envenomation are stomach cramps and face paralysis. Kraits are inactive at day, but agile at night when many bite accidents happen.
  • Length Adult

  • up to 160 cm ref
  • Length Newborn

  • 27 to 34 cm ref
  • Reproduction

  • oviparous ref
  • Pupil Shape (when closed!)

  • round (or oval) ref
  • Fangs

  • fixed ref front-fanged ref

Altitude range

Vertical distribution

0 to 1600 meter above sea level (a.s.l.) ref

Subspecies & Common Names

Bungarus candidus  ENGLISH Blue Krait, Common Krait, Javan Krait, Malayan Krait, FRENCH Bongare Candide, GERMAN Blauer Krait, Malaiischer Krait, INDONESIAN Ular Katang Tebu, Ular Weling, ITALIAN Bungaro Bianco, MALAY Ular Katam Tebu, UNCODED LANGUAGES Oraj Weling ref

Full Taxonomy

  • I. Superfamily Colubroidea

  • Colubrids, elapids and vipers
  • II. Family Elapidae

  • Elapids
  • III. Subfamily Incertae_sedis (Elapidae)

  • not assigned to any subfamily
  • IV. Genus Bungarus

  • Kraits
  • V. Species Bungarus candidus

  • Blue krait
  • VI. snakeID

  • 520
Look up complete taxonomic records of Bungarus candidus (including synonyms) at THE REPTILE DATABASE (by Peter Uetz et al).