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Reptiles of Thailand

Species of Thailand

Keeled slug-eating snake

Binomial name: Pareas carinatus (Heinrich Boie, 1828)

The keeled slug-eating snake, Pareas carinatus, is a species of snake in the Colubridae family. It is relatively widespread in Southeast Asia, from southern China (Yunnan) to Burma and Indochina to the Malay Archipelago (Borneo, Java, Lombok, Sumatra, Bali). Two subspecies are recognized: P. c. carinatus and P. c. unicolor, the latter being confined to Cambodia.

Keeled slug-eating snakes live in or near forests. They are nocturnal and mostly arboreal, and as the common name suggests, they feed exclusively on snails and slugs. They are oviparous.

While the species is negatively affected by forest destruction, IUCN considers these effects to be localized and not threatening the species.

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Scientific classification

Class
Reptilia
Order
Squamata
Family
Colubridae
Genus
Pareas
Species
Pareas carinatus

Common names

  • German: Gekielte Schneckennatter
  • English: Keeled slug snake
  • Thai: งูกินทากเกล็ดสัน

Subspecies

  • Pareas carinatus carinatus (Heinrich Boie, 1830)
  • Pareas carinatus unicolor (René Léon Bourret, 1934)

Synonyms

  • Pareas carinatus, Van Stanley Bartholomew Wallach et al. (2014)
  • Pareas carinatus carinatus, Nguyen Van Sang et al. (2009)
  • Pareas carinatus unicolor, Nguyen Van Sang et al. (2009)
  • Pareas carinatus, Karl Patterson Schmidt & Kunz (2005)
  • Pareas carinatus carinatus, Tanya Chan-Ard et al. (1999)
  • Pareas carinatus, Merel J. Cox et al. (1998)
  • Pareas carinatus, Ulrich Manthey & Wolfgang Grossmann (1997)
  • Pareas carinatus carinatus, Georg Haas (1950)
  • Pareas carinatus, Malcolm Arthur Smith (1943)
  • Amblycephalus carinatus, Felix Kopstein (1936)
  • Pareas carinatus unicolor, René Léon Bourret (1934)
  • Amblycephalus carinatus, Norman Smedley (1931)
  • Pareas carinatus, Doris Mable Cochran (1930)
  • Amblycephalus carinatus carinatus, Robert Mertens (1930)
  • Amblycephalus carinatus, Nelly de Rooij (1917)
  • Leptognathus carinatus, Giorgio Jan (1863)
  • Pareas carinata, André Marie Constant Duméril & Gabriel Bibron (1854)
  • Dipsas carinata, Hermann Schlegel (1837)
  • Pareas carinata, Johann Georg Wagler (1830)
  • Amblycephalus carinatus, Heinrich Boie (1828)
  • Pareas carinatus carinatus, Friedrich Boie (1828)

Keeled slug-eating snake is found in following locations in Thailand

Please note that this non-official list is not complete nor necessarily accurate. This list is a summary of checklists from other websites, blogs, publications, photo/videos published on various websites or our own findings. We appreciate your contributions with photo proof.

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Keeled slug-eating snake

Keeled slug-eating snake

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Pareas carinatus

Pareas carinatus

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Pareas carinatus (subadult)

Pareas carinatus (subadult)

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Pareas carinatus

Pareas carinatus

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Pareas carinatus

Pareas carinatus

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Pareas carinatus

Pareas carinatus

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Keeled slug-eating snake

Keeled slug-eating snake

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Distribution map of Keeled slug-eating snake, Pareas carinatus in Thailand

Range map of Pareas carinatus in Thailand

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