2013
02.21

Japanese snakes list

Serpentes Linnaeus, 1758
Typhlopidae Merrem, 1820
Indotyphlops Fitzinger, 1843
Brahminy blind snake
Indotyphlops braminus

Pareatidae Romer, 1956
Pareas Wagler, 1830
Iwasaki’s slug snake
Pareas iwasakii (Maki, 1937)

Xenodermatidae Gray, 1840
Achalinus Peters, 1869
Japanese odd-scaled snake
Achalinus spinalis

Amami odd-scaled snake
Achalinus werneri

Yaeyama odd-scaled snake
Achalinus formosanus chigirai

Colubridae Oppel, 1811
Cyclophiops Boulenger, 1888
Sakishima green snake
Cyclophiops herminae

Ryukyu green snake
Cyclophiops semicarinatus

Lycodon Boie, 1827
White banded wolf snake
Lycodon ruhstrati multifasciatus

Opisthotropis Günther, 1872
Kikuzato’s brook snake
Opisthotropis kikuzatoi

Euprepiophis Fitzinger, 1843
Japanese Forest Ratsnake
Euprepiophis conspicillatus

Elaphe Fitzinger, 1833
Japanese rat-snake
Elaphe climacophora

Japanese four-lined ratsnake
Elaphe quadrivirgata

Beauty snake
Elaphe taeniura
Sakishima beauty snake
Elaphe taeniura schmackeri
Taiwan beauty snake
Elaphe taeniura friesei

Keeled rat snake
Elaphe carinata
Keeled rat snake
Elaphe carinata carinata
Yonaguni keeled rat snake
Elaphe carinata yonaguniensis

Hebius Dumeril, Bibron et Dumeril, 1854
Japanese keelback
Hebius vibakari
Japanese keelback
Hebius vibakari vibakari
Danjyo keelback
Hebius vibakari danjoensis

Pryer’s keelback snake
Hebius pryeri

Miyako keelback
Hebius concelarus

Yaeyama keelback
Hebius ishigakiensis

Calamaria H. Boie in F. Boie, 1827
Pfeffer’s reed snake
Calamaria pfefferi

Miyara’s collared reed snake
Calamaria pavimentata miyarai

Dinodon Dumeril, Bibron et Dumeril, 1854
Ryukyu odd-tooth snake
Dinodon semicarinatum

Red banded odd-tooth snake
Dinodon rufozonatum
Red banded odd-tooth snake
Dinodon rufozonatum rufozonatum
Sakishima odd-tooth snake
Dinodon rufozonatum walli

Oriental odd-tooth snake
Dinodon orientale

Rhabdophis Fitzinger, 1843
Tiger keelback
Rhabdophis tigrinus tigrinus

Elapidae Boie, 1827
Elapinae Boie, 1827
Sinomicrurus Slowinski, Boundy et Lawson, 2001
Hyan coral snake
Hyan coral snake
Sinomicrurus japonicus japonicus
Hai coral snake
Sinomicrurus japonicus boettgeri

Iwasaki’s coral snake
Sinomicrurus macclellandi iwasakii

Hydrophiinae Fitzinger, 1843
Hydrophis Latreille
Black-headed sea snake
Hydrophis melanocephalus

Ryukyu ornated sea snake
Hydrophis ornatus maresinensis

Banded sea snake
Hydrophis cyanocinctus

Emydocephalus Krefft, 1879
Iijima sea snake
Emydocephalus ijimae

Laticauda Laurenti, 1768
Erabu black-banded sea krait
Laticauda semifasciata

Banded amphibious sea krait
Laticauda laticaudata

Yellow lipped sea krait
Laticauda colubrina

Pelamis Daudin, 1803
Yellow-belly sea snake
Pelamis platurus

Viperidae Laurenti, 1768
Crotalinae Oppel, 1811
Protobothrops Hoge et Romano-Hoge, 1983
Sakishima habu
Protobothrops elegans

Taiwan habu
Protobothrops mucrosquamatus

Tokara habu
Protobothrops tokarensis

Habu
Protobothrops flavoviridis

Gloydius Hoge et Romano-Hoge, 1981
Tsushima mamushi
Gloydius tsushimaensis

Japanese mamushi
Gloydius blomhoffii

Ovophis Burger in Hoge et Romano-Hoge, 1981
Hime habu
Ovophis okinavensis

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