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White-lipped keelback
White-lipped keelback
Physical description
HabitatFreshwater lakes, rivers and streams
Average Size80cm
DietCarnivorous
Conservational Status
IUCN statusNE
Scientific classification
KingdomAnimalia
PhylumChordata
ClassReptilia
OrderSquamata
SuborderSerpentes
FamilyColubridae
SubfamilyNatricinae
GenusAmphiesma
SpeciesA. leucomystax
Distribution
Distribution of speciesVietnam


The white-lipped keelback (Amphiesma leucomystax) is a nonvenomous snake native to Vietnam.

DiscoveryEdit

On September 26, 2007, the World Wide Fund for Nature reported discovery of the species in the region known as the "Green Corridor" of Vietnam's Thua Thien Hue Province.

According to the press release, the snake "tends to live by streams where it catches frogs and other small animals. It has a beautiful yellow-white stripe that sweeps along its head, and red dots cover its body. It can reach about 80 centimetres (31½ inches) in length.

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