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Pipe snakes


Class Reptilia Order Squamata Suborder Serpentes Family Cylindrophiidae

Small to moderate-sized, southeast Asian cylindrical-bodied snakes with ventral scales barely wider than the first dorsal scale row, short tails, and heads not demarcated from the trunk

1-3 ft (0.4-1 m) total length

Number of genera, species

1 genus; 9 species

VA I ** /

Lowland forests, rice fields, but also urban areas; live predominately in leaf litter or loose soil and may be more common near water

Conservation status

Not classified by the IUCN

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Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Borneo, Myanmar, southern China, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam

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