- Russian Ratsnake
Manchurian Black Water Snake Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Reptilia Order: Squamata Suborder: Serpentes Family: Colubridae Subfamily: Colubrinae Genus: Elaphe Species: E. schrenckii Binomial name Elaphe schrenckii
The Manchurian Black Water Snake, Amur rat snake, Korean rat snake, Russian rat snake, or Siberian rat snake (Elaphe schrenckii) exists in two varieties, black and yellow. It is found in Korea and adjacent portions of China and Russia. It is the largest indigenous snake on the Korean Peninsula and is typically 140-180 cm long.
Elaphe schrenckii is a kind of rat snake, feeding primarily on small mammals. It is often found in stone fences and is killed for pharmaceutical use. It is officially a protected species in Russia and South Korea.
- Oriental medicine
- List of snakes in Korea
- List of reptiles of Mongolia
- Mongolian Red List of Reptiles and Amphibians. Zoological Society of London, Regent’s Park, London, NW1 4RY, 2006
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