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Snakes

Olive
Keelback

Least Concern

Stable

Olive Keelback

Atretium schistosum

Olive Keelback is uncommonly found aquatic species of family Natricidae. This is distributed in most of the peninsular India, also in Uttar Pradesh. Can be seen in paddy fields during monsoon. With number of combination of colors of belly and dorsal body it is confusing for layman to identify it quickly.

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Regional Names
  • Hindi:
    जैतूनी ढोरिया
  • Marathi:
    शेवाळी पाणदिवड
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Taxanomy

SQUAMATA
NATRICIDAE
Atretium schistosum

Venom Status

Non Venomous

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