In Thai: งูลายสอบ้าน, ngu lai sor baan
Binomial name: Fowlea flavipunctatus, Edward Hallowell, 1860
The yellow-spotted keelback, Xenochrophis flavipunctatus, is a species of colubrid snake found in
India, Thailand, China, West Malaysia, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Indonesia (Sumatra, Java, and Kalimantan) Its type locality is: Island of Hong Kong (Hong Kong) and Canton River?, China
IUCN includes Taiwan in the range of X. flavipunctatus, but excludes India, Malaysia, and Indonesia.
X. f. schnurrenbergeri of Nepal is now considered an independent species, Xenochrophis schnurrenbergeri.
Habitat and behaviour
X. flavipunctatus is a semiaquatic snake that occurs in slow rivers and streams, marshes, swamps, ponds, and lakes. It thrives also in wet human-modified habitats, including rice fields and ditches. It feeds on fish and frogs. It is diurnal.
Relations with humans
X. flavipunctatus is exploited in parts of it range to support snake farms and pigs and for use in snake wine.
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Kingdom Animalia Phylum Chordata Class Reptilia Order Squamata Suborder Serpentes Family Colubridae Genus Fowlea Species Fowlea flavipunctatus
German: Gelbflecken-Fischnatter English: Common keelback Yellow-spotted keelback Thai: งูลายสอบ้าน, ngu lai sor baan งูลายสอสวน, ngu lai sor suan
Fowlea flavipunctatus, Jayaditya Purkayastha et al. (2019) Xenochrophis flavipunctatus, Van Stanley Bartholomew Wallach et al. (2014) Xenochrophis flavipunctatus, Patrick David & Gernot Vogel (2006) Xenochrophis flavipunctatus, Olivier S.G. Pauwels et al. (2000) Xenochrophis flavipunctatus, Ulrich Manthey & Wolfgang Grossmann (1997) Natrix piscator flavipunctata, Malcolm Arthur Smith (1943) Tropidonotus piscator ornatus, Frank Wall (1907) Amphiesma flavipunctatum, Edward Hallowell (1860)
Least Concern (IUCN3.1)
Ban Dung District, Udon Thani Ban Lat District, Phetchaburi Ban Muang District, Sakon Nakhon Bang Lamung District, Chonburi Bang Mun Nak District, Phichit Bang Saphan District, Prachuap Khiri Khan Banphot Phisai District, Nakhon Sawan Bueng Sam Phan District, Phetchabun Cha-Am District, Phetchaburi Chiang Dao District, Chiang Mai Dan Makham Tia District, Kanchanaburi Doi Saket District, Chiang Mai Don Tan District, Mukdahan Dong Charoen District, Phichit Hang Dong District, Chiang Mai Hua Hin District, Prachuap Khiri Khan Hua Sai District, Nakhon Si Thammarat Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary Huai Krachao District, Kanchanaburi Kaeng Krachan District, Phetchaburi Kaeng Krachan National Park Kamalasa District, Kalasin Khanom District, Nakhon Si Thammarat Khao Sok National Park Khao Yai Da Khao Yai National Park Khao Yoi District, Phetchaburi Khlong Luang District, Pathum Thani Khlong Wang Chao National Park Khong Chai District, Kalasin Mae Rim District, Chiang Mai Min Buri District, Bangkok Mueang Kalasin District, Kalasin Mueang Kanchanaburi District, Kanchanaburi Mueang Khon Kaen District, Khon Kaen Mueang Nakhon Ratchasima District, Nakhon Ratchasima Mueang Nakhon Sawan District, Nakhon Sawan Mueang Phetchaburi District, Phetchaburi Mueang Phichit District, Phichit Mueang Rayong District, Rayong Mueang Sa Kaeo District, Sa Kaeo Mueang Udon Thani District, Udon Thani Na Klang District, Nong Bua Lamphu Nang Rong District, Buriram Nong Bua Daeng District, Chaiyaphum Nong Ya Plong District, Phetchaburi Pa Mok District, Ang Thong Pai District, Mae Hong Son Pak Tho District, Ratchaburi Pakham District, Buriram Phatthana Nikhom District, Lopburi Phayuha Khiri District, Nakhon Sawan Phran Kratai District, Kamphaeng Phet Phu Kradueng National Park Phu Luang District, Loei Phu Wua Wildlife Sanctuary Prachantakham District, Prachinburi San Kamphaeng District, Chiang Mai San Pa Tong District, Chiang Mai San Sai District, Chiang Mai Saraphi District, Chiang Mai Sawang Daen Din District, Sakon Nakhon Suan Phueng District, Ratchaburi Tha Mai District, Chanthaburi Tha Tako District, Nakhon Sawan Tha Yang District, Phetchaburi Thai Charoen District, Yasothon Tham Pha Tha Phon Non-Hunting Area Thap Lan National Park Thong Pha Phum National Park Trakan Phuet Phon District, Ubon Ratchathani U Thong District, Suphan Buri Watthana Nakhon District, Sa Kaeo Wichian Buri District, Phetchabun Yang Talat District, Kalasin Range map of Fowlea flavipunctatus in Thailand
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