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Enhydris subtaeniata (BOURRET, 1934)

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Higher TaxaHomalopsidae, Colubroidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common NamesMekong Mud Snake 
SynonymHypsirhina enhydris subtaeniata BOURRET 1934
Enhydris subtaeniata — KARNS et al. 2005
Enhydris subtaeniata — VORIS 2006
Enhydris subtaeniata — KARNS et al. 2010
Enhydris subtaeniata — MURPHY & VORIS 2014: 18
Enhydris subtaeniata — WALLACH et al. 2014: 273 
DistributionThailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia

Type locality: Kompong Speu, Cambodia  
TypesLectotype: MNHN 1958.0474, designated by MURPHY 2007 
CommentSynonymy: SMITH 1943 synonymized this species with E. jagorii but revalidated by MURPHY 2007.

Distribution: records of E. jagorii from Vietnam are E. subtaeniata (Sang et al. 2009).

Habitat: freshwater

Diet: mostly fish 
  • Bourret, R. 1934. Notes herpétologiques sur l'Indochine Française I. Ophidiens de Chapa. Bull. Gen. Instr. Pub. Hanoi 7 (March 1934): 129-138
  • Chan-ard, T., Parr, J.W.K. & Nabhitabhata, J. 2015. A field guide to the reptiles of Thailand. Oxford University Press, NY, 352 pp. [see book reviews by Pauwels & Grismer 2015 and Hikida 2015 for corrections] - get paper here
  • Karns, D.R.; Murphy, J.C.; Voris, H.K. & Suddeth, J.S. 2005. Comparison of Semi-aquatic Snake Communities Associated with the Khorat Basin, Thailand. The Natural History Journal of Chulalongkorn University 5(2): 73-90
  • KARNS, DARYL R.; VIMOKSALEHI LUKOSCHEK; JENNIFER OSTERHAGE; JOHN C. MURPHY & HAROLD K. VORIS 2010. Phylogeny and biogeography of the Enhydris clade (Serpentes: Homalopsidae). Zootaxa 2452: 18–30 [erratum in Zootaxa 2514: 68] - get paper here
  • Knierim, T., et al. 2017. Enhydris subtaeniata (Mekong Mud Snake) Diet. Herpetological Review 48 (2): 448-449
  • Murphy, J.C. & Voris, H.K. 2014. A Checklist and Key to the Homalopsid Snakes (Reptilia, Squamata, Serpentes), with the Description of New Genera. FIELDIANA: LIFE AND EARTH SCIENCES (8): 1–43 - get paper here
  • Nguyen, S.V., Ho, C.T. and Nguyen, T.Q. 2009. Herpetofauna of Vietnam. Chimaira, Frankfurt, 768 pp.
  • Voris, H.K. 2006. Assessment of Biodiversity among Southeast Asian Amphibians and Reptiles. The Natural History Journal of Chulalongkorn University 6(1): 1-10 - get paper here
  • Wallach, Van; Kenneth L. Williams , Jeff Boundy 2014. Snakes of the World: A Catalogue of Living and Extinct Species. [type catalogue] Taylor and Francis, CRC Press, 1237 pp.
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