Xenochrophis flavipunctatus

Common name: the Yellow-spotted Keelback

Conservation status: Least Concern

Distribution: India, Thailand, Myanmar, China, Hongkong, West Malaysia, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Bangladesh

Size: up to 1000 mm

Description: upperside coloration olive-gray with yellow, orange or red tint with a pattern of small dark and light spots and dark transverse stripes. Underside is pale yellow

Habitat: slow rivers, streams, marshes, swamps, flooded rice fields, ponds, lakes and ditches

Activity: nocturnal and diurnal

Diet: fish, frogs

Reproduction: oviparous

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