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Amphiesma (keelbacks)
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Physical description
HabitatFreshwater lakes, rivers and streams
DietCarnivorous
Scientific classification
KingdomAnimalia
PhylumChordata
ClassReptilia
OrderSquamata
SuborderSerpentes
FamilyColubridae
SubfamilyNatricinae
GenusAmphiesma
Distribution
Distribution of speciesSouthern and Eastern Asia.


Amphiesma is a genus of colubrid snakes, commonly known as keelbacks because of their keeled dorsal scales. They are all nonvenomous.

Geographic rangeEdit

Amphiesma species occur in southern and eastern Asia, including Siberia, Korea, China, the Indian subcontinent, Indochina, Southeast Asia, Japan, and Indonesia.

SpeciesEdit

A. andrae Ziegler & Le, 2006 - Andrea's keelback
A. beddomei (Günther, 1864) - Nilgiri keelback
A. flavifrons (Boulenger, 1887) - white-fronted water snake
A. khasiense (Boulenger, 1890) - Khasi Hills keelback
A. leucomystax David et al., 2007 - white-lipped keelback
A. modestum (Günther, 1875) - modest keelback
A. monticola (Jerdon, 1853) - hill keelback or Wayanad keelback
A. nicobariense ([Sclater, 1891) - Nicobar Island keelback
A. parallelum (Boulenger, 1890) - Yunnan keelback
A. pealii (Sclater, 1891) - Assam keelback
A. platyceps (Blyth, 1854) - Himalayan keelback
A. sieboldii (Günther, 1860) - Sikkim keelback
A. stolatum (Linnaeus, 1758) - buff striped keelback
A. vibakari (Boie, 1826) - Asian keelback
A. xenura (Wall, 1907) - Wall's keelback

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