ENVIS Centre, Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Govt. of India

Printed Date: Saturday, December 7, 2019

Major Activity

Snakes of Manipur

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Smort Nosed Vine Snake

( Ahaetulla Prasina ) 31 inch

 Found : Vaigai range

Description : Mildly venomous. Medium – sized, slender bodies with pointed shouts. Scales smooth, large eye has transversly oval with horizontally elliptical black pupil and golden yello iris. Uniform green back, often with a thin white and black line separating upper body scales from belly scales.

 *Species identified by Dr. Kh. Shamungou Singh

(drshamungou@gmail.com), an eminent wild life expert of Manipur and expert member of IUCN/SSC/DSG

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White – Barred Kukri Snake

( Oligodon Albocinctus ) 19 inch

 Found : Vaigai range

Description : Non venomous. Small, flattened, curved with sharp teeth. Scales smooth pupil and brownish white iris.Reddish brown with pale white bands outlined in black. Found in hill forest near small stream.

 *Species identified by Dr. Kh. Shamungou Singh

(drshamungou@gmail.com), an eminent wild life expert of Manipur and expert member of IUCN/SSC/DSG

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Green Trinket Snake

( Elaphe Prasina ) 26 inch

 Found : Langol

Description : Non venomous. Medium sized diwenal snake. Body slender,Scales keeled. Large eye has round pupil. Green body and underside lighter green. Found in scrub hill forest.

 *Species identified by Dr. Kh. Shamungou Singh

(drshamungou@gmail.com), an eminent wild life expert of Manipur and expert member of IUCN/SSC/DSG

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Striped Keelback

( Amphiesma Stolatum ) 18 inch

 Found : Imphal Valley

Description: Non venomous. Medium sized, slender bodied with keeled scales. Brown back with two yellowish striped from neck to tip of tail.

*Species identified by Dr. Kh. Shamungou Singh

(drshamungou@gmail.com), an eminent wild life expert of Manipur and expert member of IUCN/SSC/DSG