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Brown Wolf Snake - Lycodon effraenis Not familiar with the ID of this Snake, a bit less than 1 meter length with black/white bars all along the body.<br />
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Update : This is a juvenile Brown Wolf Snake - Lycodon effraenis, blackish in colour with white stripes.  The adults of the species are mostly brown without stripes. Borneo,Brown Wolf Snake,Lycodon effraenis,Malaysia,Sabah,Snake Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Brown Wolf Snake - Lycodon effraenis

Not familiar with the ID of this Snake, a bit less than 1 meter length with black/white bars all along the body.

Update : This is a juvenile Brown Wolf Snake - Lycodon effraenis, blackish in colour with white stripes. The adults of the species are mostly brown without stripes.

    comments (9)

  1. Does it have some spiders in its face and head? Posted 5 months ago
    1. On the other post that is a bit closer-up, you can see some parasites/bugs around the eyes and crawling on the boy. Don't think its Spiders though. Posted 5 months ago
  2. Banded krait Bungarus fasciatus ? Posted 5 months ago
    1. Thanks, Claire for the possible ID. Not sure, will look it up and check. Posted 5 months ago
  3. Maybe Lycodon subcinctus?? Posted 5 months ago
    1. Thanks, Christine :)
      It is indeed a Wolf Snake, a local friend just helped me with the ID, its likely to be Lycodon effraenis.
      Posted 3 months ago
  4. Might be Lycodon butleri too. Depends in part on where in Malaysia it was found. Posted 3 months ago
    1. Thanks, John.
      Saw this Snake at Tawau Hills Park, does that helps?

      I looked up Reptile Database, it says the distribution of Lycodon butleri are Thailand and West Malaysia.
      So, its not likely Lycodon butleri since this is from Borneo?
      Posted 3 months ago, modified 3 months ago
      1. You're right, L. butleri is known only from the mainland. According to Snakes of Borneo (2nd edition), the way to tell L. subcinctus from L. effraensis is that the body scales are keeled in L. subcinctus and smooth in L. effraensis. Both species are widespread in Borneo. Posted 3 months ago

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Lycodon effraenis is a species of Wolf Snake from the family of Colubridae.

Similar species: Scaled Reptiles
Species identified by Albert Kang
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Uploaded Nov 10, 2018. Captured Oct 24, 2018 20:02.
  • Canon PowerShot SX60 HS
  • f/8.0
  • 1/501s
  • ISO200
  • 32.8329979mm