Scientific Classification

Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Subphylum Vertebrata
Class Reptilia
Order Squamata
Suborder Serpentes
Family Elapidae
Genus Bungarus
krait
Blue Krait is one of the most venomous kraits

Krait Description

  • Bungarus fasciatus is the largest krait species.
  • Scientists have recognized 14 species of krait.

Size & Weight

Adults:

TOTAL-LENGTH: 1 and 1.5 m (3 ft 3 in and 4 ft 11 in)

Habitat

Grassland, scrub jungle

Range

Indian Subcontinent, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Borneo, Indonesia

Diet

Snakes, mice, lizards

Reproduction

12 – 14 eggs

Species

  • South Andaman krait
  • Northeastern Hill krait
  • Common krait
  • Malayan krait/blue krait
  • Sri Lankan krait
  • Banded krait
  • Red-headed krait
  • Lesser black krait
  • Burmese krait
  • Many-banded krait
  • Greater black krait
  • Sind krait
  • Red River krait

Behavior

Nocturnal