Scientific Classification

Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Subphylum Vertebrata
Class Reptilia
Order Squamata
Suborder Serpentes
Family Elapidae
Genus Bungarus
Scientific Name Bungarus fasciatus
banded krait
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Banded Krait Description

  • The banded krait spends its day in drains, grass, and pits.
  • It is a relatively lazy snake species.

Size & Weight

Adults:

TOTAL-LENGTH: 2.25 m (7 ft 5 in)

Newborns:

TOTAL-LENGTH: 298 to 311 mm

Range

Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, Hong Kong, southern China, Malaysia, Borneo, India

Diet

Fish, snake eggs, frogs, skinks, rat snake, cat snake, Chequered keelback, buff-striped keelback

Habitat

Forests, agricultural lands; altitude 5,000 feet

Reproduction

8 eggs

Behavior

Nocturnal

Conservation Status

Vulnerable