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Bungarus fasciatus

Banded Krait

Venomous 💀💀💀💀 Very dangerous bite ref
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Warning. 

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 225 cm ref
  • Length Newborn

  • 25 to 40 cm ref
  • Reproduction

  • oviparous
  • Pupil Shape (when closed!)

  • round (or oval)
  • Fangs

  • fixed front-fanged ref

Altitude range

Vertical distribution

0 to 2300 meter above sea level (a.s.l.)

Subspecies & Common Names

Bungarus fasciatus  ASSAMESE শঁকা সাপ, BENGALI ডোরা শঙ্খিনী (Ḍōrā śaṅkhinī), ভোতালেজ কেউটে (Bhōtālēja Kē'uṭē), CHINESE 金甲帶 (Jīn Jiǎ Dài), 金腳帶 (Jīn Jiǎo Dài), 金蛇 (Jīnshé), 鐵包金 (Tiě Bāo Jīn), 黃金甲 (Huángjīn Jiǎ), ENGLISH Banded Krait, Golden Banded Snake, FRENCH Bongare Annelé, Bongare Fascié, Bungare, GERMAN Gebänderter Krait, Gelber Krait, Gelbgebänderter Krait, HINDI Pattidhari, अहिराज (Ahirāja), धारीदार करैत (Dhaareedaar Karait), राज साँप (Raaj Saanp), INDONESIAN Ular Katang Belang, Ular Welang, ITALIAN Bungaro Fasciato, Krait Fasciato, MALAY Ular Katam Belang, MARATHI आग्या मण्यार विदर्भ, आदरांडे गडचिरोली (Ādarāṇḍē Gaḍacirōlī), पट्टेरी मण्यार (Paṭṭērī Maṇyāra), NEPALI Ahiriniya Sanp, Gangawari, Gwala Sarpa, Kanthamala, Laxmi Sanp, Maher, Panhelo Kalo Chure Sarpa, Raja Sanp, THAI Ngu Sam Lien, UNCODED LANGUAGES Buku Tebu, Jin Huan She, Katam, Kengkang Tebu, Ngan Daw Gyar Mwe, Oraj Welang, Pomolong 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 fasciatus

  • Banded krait
  • VI. snakeID

  • 522
Look up complete taxonomic records of Bungarus fasciatus (including synonyms) at THE REPTILE DATABASE (by Peter Uetz et al).