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Smooth Slug Snake

Asthenodipsas laevis


about 40cm (18") long, grey with vertical black stripes and a horizontal orange stripe along the top of its body


tropical rainforest


I spotted this on a night hike in Gunung Gading national park.

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Tukup 5 months ago

Just checking up on your snake spottings. Great shot from a new part of the world for me. Thanks for sharing Dan.

dandoucette 6 years ago

Thanks Ashley, looks like it to me. I trust your ID.

AshleyT 6 years ago

I think it's a slug eater, and it should be Asthenodipsas laevis. On one site of snakes in Malaysia it doesn't appear, but I'm not sure if that site shows a complete list. According to this site it is where you are at. And the scalation on the head is so unusual, this species fits it perfectly. I don't know what else it could be :)

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Lundu, Sarawak, Malaysia

Spotted on Mar 7, 2014
Submitted on Nov 15, 2014

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