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Species of Thailand

Chanard's mud snake

In Thai: งูสายรุ้งลายจั่นอาจ, ngu sai rung lai Chan-Ard

Binomial name: Enhydris chanardi, John C. Murphy & Harold K. Voris, 2005

The Sind River snake (Enhydris chanardi ) is a species of mildly venomous, rear-fanged, colubrid snake. It is endemic to Thailand (near or around Bangkok).

Etymology

The specific name, chanardi, is in honor of Thai herpetologist (Mr.) Khun Tanya Chan-ard.

Behaviour

Enhydris chanardi is crepuscular or nocturnal. It preys on fish and frogs. Little else is known about this recently described species.

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Scientific classification

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Subphylum
Vertebrata
Class
Reptilia
Order
Squamata
Suborder
Serpentes
Family
Colubridae
Genus
Enhydris
Species
Enhydris chanardi

Common names

  • English:
    • Chanard's mud snake
    • Sind river snake
  • Thai: งูสายรุ้งลายจั่นอาจ, ngu sai rung lai Chan-Ard

Synonyms

  • Enhydris chanardi, Van Stanley Bartholomew Wallach et al. (2014)
  • Enhydris chanardi, John C. Murphy & Merel J. Cox & Harold K. Voris (2014)
  • Enhydris chanardi, John C. Murphy & Merel J. Cox & Harold K. Voris (2005)
  • Enhydris jagorii, Merel J. Cox et al. (1998)
  • Enhydris jagorii, Doris Mable Cochran (1930)
  • Hypsirhina jagorii, Albert Charles Lewis Günther (1864)

Conservation status

Data Deficient (IUCN3.1)

Data Deficient (IUCN3.1)

Photos

No photo for this species yet

Range Map

Distribution map of Chanard's mud snake, Enhydris chanardi in Thailand
  • Bangkok Province
  • Mueang Phetchaburi District, Phetchaburi
  • Prachantakham District, Prachinburi
  • Tha Mai District, Chanthaburi
Range map of Enhydris chanardi in Thailand