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Tentacled snake

By MSA 2005 Map showing slow-moving streams, ponds habitats in Southeast Asia


Taxonomy:

Class Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Colubridae
Genus and species: Erpeton tentaculatum
Unlike most snakes, the tentacled snake lives its entire life in the water. Hanging by its tail from submerged branches, it strikes when unsuspecting fish pass by. Sensitive snout tentacles may help this snake navigate murky waters.


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