The white-fronted water snake (Amphiesma flavifrons) is a nonvenomous colubrid.
Adults are about 54 cm (21 inches) in total length, of which about 18 cm (7 inches) is tail. 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.
Its diet includes frogs tadpoles and frog eggs.
It's reproductive biology remains unknown.
Geographic range Edit
- ↑ Boulenger, G.A. 1893. Catalogue of the Snakes in the British Museum (Natural History), Volume I. London.