We have a new website, please check snakeDB.org! It's much faster & nicer than the old version!

Myrrophis chinensis

Chinese Mud Snake

Venomous 💀💀 Harmful bite ref
Images automatically provided by Flickr & iNaturalist. Sporadic false assignment does occur.
  • Length Adult

  • up to 83 cm ref
  • Length Newborn

  • unknown
  • Reproduction

  • unknown ref
  • Pupil Shape (when closed!)

  • slit (or vertical elliptical) ref

Altitude range

Vertical distribution

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

Subspecies & Common Names

Myrrophis chinensis  CHINESE 唐水蛇 (Táng Shuǐshé), ENGLISH Chinese Mud Snake, Chinese Rice Paddy Snake, Chinese Water Snake, Tang Water Snake 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 Myrrophis

  • Myrrophis
  • V. Species Myrrophis chinensis

  • Chinese Mud Snake
  • VI. snakeID

  • 858
Look up complete taxonomic records of Myrrophis chinensis (including synonyms) at THE REPTILE DATABASE (by Peter Uetz et al).