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common cat snake

boiga trigonata


Common Indian Cat Snake Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Subphylum: Vertebrata Class: Reptilia Order: Squamata Suborder: Serpentes Family: Colubridae Subfamily: Colubrinae Genus: Boiga Species: B. trigonata Local Name: Manjrya Sarp Avg length: 65 cm Max length: 125 cm Identification: Slender body. Large triangular head. Cat-like eyes have a vertical pupil. Brownish light to dark brown zigzag markings. Underside yellowish or whitish with small spots. Brown arrow-shaped mark on head; a brown streak behind each eye.


Forests, paddy fields, Arboreal. Found on trees, in bushes and also in grasslands.

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Maharashtra, India

Spotted on May 21, 2015
Submitted on May 21, 2015

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