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  Xenochrophis vittatus
  Family Name : Natricidae

  Taxonomic Group : Vertebrates (Reptile)

  Common Names : Striped Keelback

Striped Keelback
  • Description
    • Description :
      Head distinct from body. Dorsal surface black with four yellowish brown stripes running throughout the length of the body and tail. Dorsal scales strongly keeled. Ventral surface white, with a broad black band across each scale.
  • Ecology, Habitat & Location
    • Ecological Notes :
      Diurnal, terrestrial. Feeds predominantly on small fish and frogs.
      Habitats :
      Grassland, Terrestrial
      Distribution :
      Occurs in Sumatra, Java, and Sulawesi. In Singapore, probably introduced in the mid-1980s, and currently occurs in Lim Chu Kang, Neo Tiew, and Jurong, in both rural and suburban habitats.
  • Status
    • Species Status :
      Exotic / Introduced
  • References
    • Baker, N. & Lim, K. 2012. Wild animals of Singapore. Singapore: Draco Publishing and Distribution Pte Ltd. 180pp 

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