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Homalopsis buccata

Linne's Water Snake

Venomous ?💀? Unclear dangerousness ref
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  • Length Adult

  • up to 140 cm ref
  • Length Newborn

  • 23 cm ref
  • Reproduction

  • unknown ref
  • Pupil Shape (when closed!)

  • slit (or vertical elliptical) ref

Altitude range

Vertical distribution

0 to 600 meter above sea level (a.s.l.) ref

Subspecies & Common Names

Homalopsis buccata  ENGLISH Asian False Water Boa, Banded Swamp Snake, Dog Face Water Snake, Linne's Water Snake, Malayan Masked Water Snake, Masked Water Snake, Puff Face Water Snake, Puff Faced Water Snake, GERMAN Boa Wassertrugnatter ref

Full Taxonomy

  • I. Superfamily Colubroidea

  • Colubrids, elapids and vipers
  • II. Family Homalopsidae

  • Stout-bodied water snakes
  • III. Subfamily Incertae_sedis (Homalopsidae)

  • not assigned to any subfamily
  • IV. Genus Homalopsis

  • Puff-faced water snakes
  • V. Species Homalopsis buccata

  • Linne's Water Snake
  • VI. snakeID

  • 880
Look up complete taxonomic records of Homalopsis buccata (including synonyms) at THE REPTILE DATABASE (by Peter Uetz et al).