2011
06.24

Japanese Four-lined Ratsnake
(Shima Hebi)
Elaphe quadrivirgata


At Gunma prefecture
Photograph by Baikada
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DISTRIBUTION
Hokkaido, Honsyu, Shikoku, Kyusyu, Kunashiri Is., Okushiri Is., Tobishima Is., Awashima Is., Sado Is., Awajishima Is, Shodoshima Is., Oki Islands (Dozen, Dogo), Mishima Is., Iki Is., Gotoretto Islands (Fukuejima Is., Hisakajima Is., Nakadorijima Is.), Amakusa Islands (Kamishima Is., Shimoshima Is.), Koshikijima islands (Kamikoshikijima Is., Shimokoshikijima Is.), Izu Islands of the north side of Mikurajima Is. (Kodzushima Is., Mikurajima Is., Niijima Is., Izu-oshima Is., Shikinejima Is., Toshima Is., Tadanaejima Is.), and Osumi Islands (Magehshima Is., Kuchinoerabujima Is., Takeshima Is., Tanegashima Is., Yakushima Is.), Tokara Islands (Kuchinoshima Is.), etc…
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LENGTH
TL:80-200cm
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OTHER PHOTOGRAPHS


Iris are red
At Gunma prefecture
Photograph by Baikada


Iris are red
At Hokkaido prefecture
Photograph by Baikada
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Yellow jaw type
At Tokyo prefecture
Photograph by Baikada
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Cleam color Belly type
At Tokyo prefecture
Photograph by Baikada
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Red Belly type
At Tokyo prefecture
Photograph by Baikada
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No line type
At Tokyo prefecture
Photograph by Baikada
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No line white jaw type
At Hokkaido prefecture
Photograph by Baikada
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No line and white band type
At Hokkaido prefecture
Photograph by Baikada
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Light line type
At Osaka prefecture
Photograph by Baikada
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Dark color type (It is before ecdysis.)
At Hokkaido prefecture
Photograph by Baikada
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Keel on scale
At Tokyo prefecture
Photograph by Baikada
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Keel on scale and skin
At Hokkaido prefecture
Photograph by Baikada
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Threat posture
At Hokkaido prefecture
Photograph by Baikada
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Red juvenile
At Hokkaido prefecture
Photograph by Baikada
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Red juvenile
At Hokkaido prefecture
Photograph by Baikada
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Red juvenile
At Hokkaido prefecture
Photograph by Baikada
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Yellow juvenile
At breeding individual
Photograph by Baikada
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Juvenile before ecysis
At Hokkaido prefecture
Photograph by Baikada
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Melanistic line type
At Miyazaki prefecture
Photograph by Baikada
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Melanistic line type
At Hokkaido prefecture
Photograph by Baikada
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Melanistic type
At Niigata prefecture
Photograph by Baikada
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Melanistic type’s jaw
At Niigata prefecture
Photograph by Baikada
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Melanistic type
At Oita prefecture
Photograph by Baikada
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Melanistic type
At Izu island, Tokyo prefecture
Photograph by Baikada
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Melanistic type’s belly
At Niigata prefecture
Photograph by Baikada
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Melanistic type’s face
(All black)
At Niigata prefecture
Photograph by Baikada
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Juvenile of Melanistic type
(All black)
At Hokkaido prefecture
Photograph by Baikada
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Albino juvenile
At Tochigi prefecture
Photograph by Baikada
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Albino juvenile
At Tochigi prefecture
Photograph by Baikada
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Piebald?
At Saitama prefecture
Photograph by Baikada
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Swimming
At Oita prefecture
Photograph by Baikada
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Tail
At Hokkaido prefecture
Photograph by Baikada
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Breeding snakes
At Gunma prefecture
Photograph by Baikada
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