(Last Updated on : 26-02-2016)
Spotted Slug Snake is an Indian Reptile
which is also known as the White-Spotted Slug Snake or Mountain Slug Snake that bears a scientific name "Pareas margaritophorus
Nature of Spotted Slug Snake
Spotted Slug Snake is a small, harmless species of snake that is rather common and feeds on small invertebrates.
Habitat of Spotted Slug Snake
Spotted Slug Snakes are forest-dwellers that are about small to medium-sized.
Size of Spotted Slug Snake
Spotted Slug Snake have fangs that are located on their lower jaw which they can use for removing the snail from their shells to eat.
Head of Spotted Slug Snake
Spotted Slug Snake has blunt heads that are wider than their actual body width.
Length of Spotted Slug Snake
The average length is about 47 cm in length and can be spotted by its collar that can be yellow or orange with a grey or brown body.
Scales of Spotted Slug Snake
Spotted Slug Snake also has black scales with a pale underside with dark spots.
Habits of Spotted Slug Snake
Spotted Slug Snake is a nocturnal species that is active on the forest floor or on shallow vegetation that are usually found in lowland or lower mountain forests that are at the elevation of 1500 meters.
Feeding by Spotted Slug Snake
Spotted Slug Snakes feed on the following invertebrates like snails, slugs and earthworms.
Concentration of Spotted Slug Snake
Spotted Slug Snake is found in Indian states like the foothills of Himalayan Mountain Range
, West Bengal
, Darjeeling District
and the other countries like Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Northwest Malaysia and South China (Yunnan, Guangxi, Guangdong).