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Snakes of Thailand

Species of Thailand

Rainbow mud snake

In Thai: งูสายรุ้ง, ngu sai rung

Binomial name: Enhydris enhydris, Johann Gottlob Theaenus Schneider, 1799

The rainbow water snake, Enhydris enhydris, is a species of mildly venomous, rear-fanged, colubrid snake, endemic to Asia.

Geographic range

E. enhydris is found in southeastern China, Indonesia (Bangka, Belitung, Java, Kalimantan, Sulawesi, Sumatra, We), Bangladesh, Cambodia, central and eastern India, Laos, Malaysia (Malaya and East Malaysia, Borneo, Pulau Tioman), Myanmar (Burma), Nepal, Pakistan, Singapore (?), Sri Lanka, Pulau Bangka, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Type locality: "Indiae orientalis"

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Scientific classification

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

Common names

  • German: Gestreifte Wassertrugnatter
  • English:
    • Rainbow mud snake
    • Rainbow water snake
    • Striped water snake
    • Smooth water snake
  • Thai: งูสายรุ้ง, ngu sai rung

Synonyms

  • Enhydris enhydris, John C. Murphy & Harold Knight Voris (2014)
  • Enhydris enhydris, Nguyen Van Sang et al. (2009)
  • Enhydris enhydris, Merel J. Cox et al. (1998)
  • Enhydris enhydris, Ulrich Manthey & Wolfgang Grossmann (1997)
  • Enhydris enhydris, Malcolm Arthur Smith (1943)
  • Hypsirhina enhydris enhydris, René Léon Bourret (1934)
  • Enhydris enhydris, Thomas Barbour (1912)
  • Hypsirhina enhydris var. bilineata, Volz (1904)
  • Hypsirhina enhydris, Giorgio Jan (1863)
  • Hypsirhina enhydris, Auguste Henri André Duméril & Gabriel Bibron (1854)
  • Homalopsis enhydris, Theodore Edward Cantor (1847)
  • Hypsirhina furcata, John Edward Gray (1842)
  • Hypsirhina bilineata, John Edward Gray (1842)
  • Hypsirhina aer, Johann Georg Wagler (1830)
  • Homalopsis aer, Heinrich Boie (1827)
  • Homalopsis aer, Heinrich Boie (1826)
  • Coluber pythonissa, François Marie Daudin (1803)
  • Hydrus atrocaeruleus, George Shaw (1802)
  • Enhydris caerulea, Pierre André Latreille in Charles-Nicolas-Sigisbert Sonnini & Pierre André Latreille (1801)
  • Hydrus enhydris, Johann Gottlob Theaenus Schneider (1799)

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Photos

Enhydris enhydris
Rainbow water snake
Rainbow water snake (enhydris enhydris)

Range Map

Distribution map of Rainbow mud snake, Enhydris enhydris in Thailand
  • Amphawa District, Samut Songkhram
  • Bangkok Province
  • Chom Bueng District, Ratchaburi
  • Hankha District, Chainat
  • Khao Yai Da
  • Khao Yoi District, Phetchaburi
  • Khlong Luang District, Pathum Thani
  • Khuan Khanun District, Phatthalung
  • Khukhan District, Sisaket
  • Lom Sak District, Phetchabun
  • Mae On District, Chiang Mai
  • Mueang Chaiyaphum District, Chaiyaphum
  • Mueang Nakhon Pathom District, Nakhon Pathom
  • Mueang Nakhon Ratchasima District, Nakhon Ratchasima
  • Mueang Nakhon Sawan District, Nakhon Sawan
  • Mueang Phichit District, Phichit
  • Na Yong District, Trang
  • Nakhon Thai District, Phitsanulok
  • Pak Thong Chai District, Nakhon Ratchasima
  • Pang Sida National Park
  • Phetchaburi Coast
  • Phrom Khiri District, Nakhon Si Thammarat
  • Prachantakham District, Prachinburi
  • Su-ngai Kolok District, Narathiwat
  • Sung Noen District, Nakhon Ratchasima
  • Tak Bai District, Narathiwat
  • Tarutao National Marine Park
  • Thanyaburi District, Pathum Thani
  • Ubolratana District, Khon Kaen
  • Watthana Nakhon District, Sa Kaeo
  • Wichian Buri District, Phetchabun
  • Yang Talat District, Kalasin
Range map of Enhydris enhydris in Thailand