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Helicops angulatus

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Scientific classification
KingdomAnimalia
PhylumChordata
ClassReptilia
OrderSquamata
SuborderSerpentes
FamilyColubridae
SubfamilyXenodontinae
GenusHelicops
SpeciesHelicops angulatus

Helicops angulatus, the Brown-banded Water Snake is an aquatic snake which lives in fresh and brackish water. It is found in tropical South America and Trinidad and Tobago. It grows to a maximum length of 78 cm. It feeds on fish and possibly also freshwater eels and frogs. This species has been reported to be "facultatively ovoviviparous".

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  • Ford, Neil B. and Ford, David F. (2002) Notes on the Ecology of the South American Water Snake Helicops angulatus (Squamata: Colubridae) in Nariva Swamp, Trinidad. Caribbean Journal of Science 38: 129-132 PDF
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