Aplopeltura boa. Like most snail-eating snakes, the...
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SpeciesAplopeltura boa
LocalitySabah, Malaysia
DescriptionLike most snail-eating snakes, the Blunt-headed Tree Snake is small and slender with an abnormally large head. They possess an asymmetric arrangement of teeth in their lower jaw which enables them to pry snails from their shells (most of which swirl in a clockwise direction) by a process referred to as "mandible walking". This species is widespread in Southeast Asia and ranges from Myanmar to the Philippines and Sunda islands. View species profile.
Keywordsanimal | blunt-headed | borneo | colubridae | danum | eating | fauna | feeding | gastropoda | predation | reptile | snail | snake | tree

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