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The white-fronted water snake (Amphiesma flavifrons) is a nonvenomous colubrid.

Description Edit

Adults are about 54 cm (21 inches) in total length, of which about 18 cm (7 inches) is tail.[1] Body slender; midbody scales 19, keeled; ventrals 149-157; subcaudals 92-101; dorsum olive-grey, with darker markings; a distinctive white to yellowish-cream spot on snout.

Habitat and Behavior Edit

It is frequently encountered in rivers in the plains and midhills, seen swimming with its head held out of water.

Diet Edit

Its diet includes frogs tadpoles and frog eggs.

Reproduction Edit

It's reproductive biology remains unknown.

Geographic range Edit

This species is known from Brunei, Sabah and Sarawak, and is endemic to Borneo.

  1. Boulenger, G.A. 1893. Catalogue of the Snakes in the British Museum (Natural History), Volume I. London.
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