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Reptiles of Thailand

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Rainbow water snake

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

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 bilineata, John Edward Gray (1842)
  • Hypsirhina furcata, 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)

Rainbow water 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.

  • Hankha District
  • Khlong Luang District
  • Khuan Khanun District
  • Mae On District
  • Mueang Nakhon Sawan District
  • Pak Thong Chai District
  • Pang Sida National Park
  • Phetchaburi Coast
  • Phrom Khiri District
  • Prachantakham District
  • Su-ngai Kolok (Malay: Sungai Golok) District
  • Tak Bai (Malay: Tabal) District
  • Tarutao National Marine Park
  • Thanyaburi District
  • Ubolratana District

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Enhydris enhydris

Enhydris enhydris

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Rainbow water snake

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Distribution map of Rainbow water snake, Enhydris enhydris in Thailand
  • Hankha District
  • Khlong Luang District
  • Khuan Khanun District
  • Mae On District
  • Mueang Nakhon Sawan District
  • Pak Thong Chai District
  • Pang Sida National Park
  • Phetchaburi Coast
  • Phrom Khiri District
  • Prachantakham District
  • Su-ngai Kolok (Malay: Sungai Golok) District
  • Tak Bai (Malay: Tabal) District
  • Tarutao National Marine Park
  • Thanyaburi District
  • Ubolratana District

Range map of Enhydris enhydris in Thailand

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