Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Hemachatus
Family: Elapidae (Reptilia)
Taxon : Reptile
Group : Animal

SPECIES
haemachatus
NOTES

A diurnal snake growing to about 90 cm. It spreads a wide hood and spits venom when threatened. Eats mainly small mammals. Is the only live bearing African Elapid and females give birth to about 30 young.


AUTHORITY
(Bonnaterre, 1790)
Sub Author
Conservation
Uncommon
Habit
Not Applicable
Land Invertebrate
n/a 


Colour
Notes: A uniform brown with creamy yellow cross bands on the ventral side of the neck. The belly is greyish or dark coloured
Colour: Brown
Common Name
Rinkhals
Spoegslang
Snake
Habitat
NOTES: Lives in the veld
HABITAT NAME: Veld
Uses
Toxicity
Produces a dangerous neurotoxin
Months
All year
Synonyms for Species
Sepedon haemachatus



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