Scientific Classification

Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Subphylum Vertebrata
Class Reptilia
Order Squamata
Suborder Serpentes
Family Elapidae
Genus Bungarus
Scientific Name Bungarus niger
greater black krait
Greater black krait

Greater Black Krait Description

  • The greater black krait is a medium-sized snake with a short pointed tail.
  • Its head is slightly distinct from the neck.

Size & Weight

Adults:

LENGTH: 0.8 m (2.6 ft)

Range

India, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh

Habitat

Mangrove swamps, montane forests; altitude1,500 m (4,900 ft)

Diet

Lizards, fish, frogs, snakes

Behavior

Nocturnal