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Erpeton tentaculatum LACÉPÈDE, 1800

IUCN Red List - Erpeton tentaculatum - Least Concern, LC

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Higher TaxaHomalopsidae, Serpentes (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Tentacle Snake
G: Tentakelschlange, Fühlerschlange 
SynonymErpeton tentaculé LACÉPÈDE 1800: 169
Erpeton tentaculatus — SHAW & NODDER 1804: plate 624
Erpeton tentaculatum — DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1854: 984
Herpeton tentaculatum — GÜNTHER 1861: 195
Herpeton tentaculatum — COPE 1862: 1
Herpeton tentaculatum — SMITH 1943: 401
Erpeton tentaculus — MURPHY & VORIS 1994 (in error)
Erpeton tentaculatus — MANTHEY & GROSSMANN 1997: 350
Erpeton tentaculatum — COX et al. 1998: 38
Erpeton tentaculatum — SANG et al. 2009 
DistributionThailand, Cambodia, Vietnam

Type locality: unknown (fide MANTHEY & GROSSMANN 1997) Map legend:
TDWG region - Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.

NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
 
TypesHolotype: MNHN 
CommentHabitat: freshwater (this is a completely aquatic species)

Diet: mostly fish 
References
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1896. Catalogue of the snakes in the British Museum, Vol. 3. London (Taylor & Francis), xiv + 727 pp. - get paper here
  • Catania KC 2010. Born Knowing: Tentacled Snakes Innately Predict Future Prey Behavior. PLoS ONE 5(6): e10953. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0010953 - get paper here
  • Catania, Kenneth C. 2009. Tentacled snakes turn C-starts to their advantage and predict future prey behavior. PNAS 2009 106:11183-1118 - get paper here
  • Cope, E.D. 1862. The dentition of the Siamese river snake, Herpeton tentaculatum. The native country of Gerarda prevostiana. On Rhabdosoma (Catostoma) lineatum. Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia 1862: 1 - get paper here
  • Cox, Merel J.; Van Dijk, Peter Paul; Jarujin Nabhitabhata & Thirakhupt,Kumthorn 1998. A Photographic Guide to Snakes and Other Reptiles of Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand. Ralph Curtis Publishing, 144 pp.
  • Duméril, A. M. C., BIBRON, G. & DUMÉRIL, A. H. A., 1854. Erpétologie générale ou histoire naturelle complète des reptiles. Tome septième. Deuxième partie, comprenant l'histoire des serpents venimeux. Paris, Librairie Encyclopédique de Roret: i-xii + 781-1536 - get paper here
  • Günther, A. 1861. On the dentition of Herpeton tentaculatum. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (3) 7: 195 - get paper here
  • Holbrook, J.D. & Krysko, K.L. 2011. The Tentacled Snake, Erpeton tentaculatum Lacépède 1800 (Holllalopsidae), in Florida. lRCF REPTIlLES & AMPHlBlANS 18 (1):52
  • 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
  • Kunz,K. & Kirchhauser, H. 2002. Fühlerschlange im Vivarium Karlsruhe. Herpetofauna 24 (136): 34 - get paper here
  • Lacépède, B. G. H. 1800. Sur un nouveau genre de serpent. Bull. Sc. Soc. Phil. Paris, 2 (46): 169
  • Manthey, U. & Grossmann, W. 1997. Amphibien & Reptilien Südostasiens. Natur und Tier Verlag (Münster), 512 pp. - get paper here
  • Murphy, J.C. & Voris, H.K. 1994. A key to Homalopsine snakes. The Snake 26 (2): 123-133
  • Murphy, John C. 2007. Homalopsid Snakes: Evolution in the Mud. Krieger Publishing, Malabar, Florida, 249 pp.
  • Pauwels, O.S.G.; David, P.; Chimsunchart, C. & Thirakhupt, K. 2003. Reptiles of Phetchaburi Province, Western Thailand: a list of species, with natural history notes, and a discussion on the biogeography at the Isthmus of Kra. Natural History Journal of Chulalongkorn University 3 (1): 23-53 - get paper here
  • Saint Girons, Hubert 1972. Notes sur l'Ecologie des Serpents du Cambodge Zoologische Mededelingen 47: 65-87 - get paper here
  • Sang, Nguyen Van; Ho Thu Cuc, Nguyen, Quang Truong 2009. Herpetofauna of Vietnam. Chimaira, Frankfurt, 768 pp.
  • Shaw, George, Nodder, Elizabeth (Eds.) 1804. The Naturalist's Miscellany [...], Vol. XV. London, Nodder & Co., plates 589-636, 177 unnumbered pages [published in monthly issues between August 1, 1803, and July 1, 1804] - get paper here
  • Smith, M.A. 1943. The Fauna of British India, Ceylon and Burma, Including the Whole of the Indo-Chinese Sub-Region. Reptilia and Amphibia. 3 (Serpentes). Taylor and Francis, London. 583 pp.
  • Taylor,E.H. 1965. The serpents of Thailand and adjacent waters. Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull. 45 (9): 609-1096 - get paper here
  • Voris, H.K. 2006. Assessment of Biodiversity among Southeast Asian Amphibians and Reptiles. The Natural History Journal of Chulalongkorn University 6(1): 1-10
 
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