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How many types of snakes we found in India?

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Asked by BABASAHEB ANDHARE, 04 Oct '12 10:47 pm
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There are over 2000 types of snakes in the world out of which approximately 200 are found in India. They can be different from a worm snake which is approximately 10 cms to a snake which can be 6 mts long. They live at almost all places in warm seas, semi deserts, swamps, lakes and even Himalayan glaciers up to an elevation of 500 mts.
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Answered by LIPSIKA, 04 Oct '12 10:59 pm

 
  
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Of the over 2000 species of snakes in the world, about 200 are found in India. These range from the worm snakes having a length of about 10 cms. to those more than 6 mts. long. They live in almost all habitats from the warm seas to semi-deserts, swamps, lakes and even in the Himalayan glaciers up to an elevation of about 5000 mts. Thirty main species of Indian snakes have been discribed here.

Common Worm Snake
( Typhlina bramina): A small worm-like snake found all over India. In the hills, it lives up to an elevation of 1000 mts.

Perrotet's Shield-tail Snake
(Plectrurus perroteti): A small snake found in the hills along the west coast of India, i.e., The Western Ghats, Nilgiri and Annamalai hills.

Indian Rock Python
(Python molurus): A large thick-bodied snake found in many parts of India. It ranges from the mangrove forest to arid scrublands and dense rain forest of the eastern Himalayas up to an elevation of about 2000 mts. ...more
Answered by jakir hussain, 04 Oct '12 11:02 pm

 
  
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