Tentacled Snake

Erpeton tentaculatum

Scientific Name

Tentacled Snake:  
Erpeton tentaculatum

Distribution and Habitat

Geographic Range

Tentacled Snakes are found in Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam.

Natural Habitat

Tentacled Snakes live their entire lives in fresh, slow moving water streams, ponds and rivers.

Physical Characteristics

Quick Facts

  1. Tentacled Snakes are mostly aquatic, anchoring their tails on greenery while waiting to ambush their prey.

  2. Even though they have venom, it will not hurt humans.

  3. They are great escape artists, so that can be a challenge for their owners.

Exhibit

Diversity of Life

Conservation Status

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

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Diet

Omnivore

Tentacled Snakes eat mostly fish. In our zoo, they are fed minnows.