Okinawan Habu

Okinawan Habu
English Common Name
Okinawan Habu
Scientific name
Protobothrops flavoviridis
Order: Squamata, Family: Viperidae
100 – 200 cm
Species Distribution
Amami and Okinawa Groups
Okinawan Habu can be found in wooded as well as urban areas. This species is the biggest snake among venomous snakes in Japan. Okinawan Habu is very dangerous because it is aggressive and agile.

Announcement from Okinawa prefecturePlease be careful with Habu Snakes!
Updated December 2017

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