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Amphiesma vibakari

Basic information
Scientific name Amphiesma vibakari

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Common names Japanese keelback
Higher taxon Colubridae, Ophidia (Serpentia), Squamata, Reptilia
Natural range Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu, and peripheral islets (Sadogashima, Oki, Iki, Shimo-koshikijima, Hegurajima Is., and Goto Islands).
Habitat Crop field, forest, grassland, rice field. Relatively abundant around rice field.
Invasion information
Range in Japan Izu Islands (Miyakejima and Mikurajima Is.) Range in Japan
Date Unknown.
Route Unknown.
Impact Unknown.
Regulation in Japan No action for prevention, mitigation, control, or eradication.
Introduced range in other countries No
Reference Notes
  • Biodiversity Center of Japan (ed) (2001) Amphibians and Reptiles, 5th National Survey on the Natural Environment (Accessed on 2012-6-19) (in Jpn)
  • Sengoku et al. (eds) (1996) The Encyclopedia of Animals in Japan 5 Amphibians, Reptiles, Chondrichthyes. Heibonsha, Tokyo (in Jpn)
  • Mori & Moriguchi (1988) Food habitat of the snakes in Japan: a critical review. The Snake. 20, 98-113.