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Boulenger's Keelback

Fowlea asperrimus


F. asperrimus is a non-venomous water-snake endemic to Sri Lanka. It is a very agressive snake and will bite or try to if handled.


Farmland, mixed tropical forest.


When I researched this snake I found two latin names, first being Xenochrophis asperrimus, and the most common was Fowlea asperrimus, which one is the correct scientific name?

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Neboda, Western Province, Sri Lanka

Spotted on Jul 3, 2020
Submitted on Sep 19, 2021

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