Mangrove Snake

Boiga dendrophila

Scientific Name

Mangrove Snake:  
Boiga dendrophila

Distribution and Habitat

Geographic Range

Humid regions throughout Asia.

Natural Habitat

Mangrove snakes, though thought to primarily reside in mangrove swamps, can also be found lowland rainforests.

Physical Characteristics

  • Covered in glossy smooth black scales, the Mangrove snake can be identified by their distinct yellow bands that stretch along their body.

Quick Facts

  1. With over 9,000 species in the Colubridae family, the mangrove snake is specifically venomous, with a majority being harmless.


Amphibian and Reptile Center

Conservation Status

Least Concern: The Mangrove Snake is common or abundant and is likely to survive in the wild.

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Small mammals, birds, and other reptiles to make up their diet.