Ryukyu Green Snake

Ryukyu Green Snake
English Common Name
Ryukyu Green Snake
Scientific name
Cyclophiops semicarinatus
Order: Squamata, Family: Colubridae
60 cm – 95 cm
Species Distribution
Amami and Okinawa Groups. Takara and Kodakara Islands
Okinawan Common Name
Ownnajah, Ohnajah
This species can be found day or night in mountainous, flat, and urban areas. Mainly feeding on earthworms, Ryukyu Green Snakes are often spotted right after rain while earthworms get active on the ground.

Updated September 2017

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