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Furina tristis

Brown Headed Snake

Venomous 💀💀💀 Dangerous bite ref
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The bite of most elapids is not painful. You can be bitten and envenomated without noticing it.
  • Length Adult

  • up to 100 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

Furina tristis  ENGLISH Brown Headed Snake, Grey Naped Snake, GERMAN Graukopf Otter ref

Full Taxonomy

  • I. Superfamily Colubroidea

  • Colubrids, elapids and vipers
  • II. Family Elapidae

  • Elapids
  • III. Subfamily Hydrophiinae

  • Sea snakes
  • IV. Genus Furina

  • Pale Naped Snakes
  • V. Species Furina tristis

  • Brown headed snake
  • VI. snakeID

  • 604
Look up complete taxonomic records of Furina tristis (including synonyms) at THE REPTILE DATABASE (by Peter Uetz et al).