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Demansia olivacea

Olive Whip Snake

Venomous 💀💀💀 Dangerous bite ref
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Can defent itself aggressively, may raise front of body. Strikes quickly and repeatedly.
  • Length Adult

  • up to 110 cm ref
  • Length Newborn

  • unknown
  • Reproduction

  • oviparous ref
  • Pupil Shape (when closed!)

  • round (or oval) ref
  • Fangs

  • fixed ref front-fanged ref

Subspecies & Common Names

Demansia olivacea  ENGLISH Marble Headed Whip Snake, Olive Whip Snake ref

Full Taxonomy

  • I. Superfamily Colubroidea

  • Colubrids, elapids and vipers
  • II. Family Elapidae

  • Elapids
  • III. Subfamily Hydrophiinae

  • Sea snakes
  • IV. Genus Demansia

  • Gray whip snakes
  • V. Species Demansia olivacea

  • Olive whip snake
  • VI. snakeID

  • 558
Look up complete taxonomic records of Demansia olivacea (including synonyms) at THE REPTILE DATABASE (by Peter Uetz et al).