Ryukyu Odd-tooth snake

Ryukyu Odd-tooth snake
English Common Name
Ryukyu Odd-tooth snake
Scientific name
Dinodon semicarinatum
Order: Squamata, Family: Colubridae
80 cm - 185 cm
Species distribution
Amami and Okinawa Groups
Okinawan Common Name
Locals called the species Akamatah, which now serves as the Japanese common name. This aggressive species typically strikes its prey on the head. It has been spotted feeding on small animals such as frogs, mice, birds and small Habu snakes. The species is not poisonous.

Updated September 2017

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