Cyclophiops major (Günther, 1858)
|Other name||Smooth Green Snake|
|Chinese name||青竹標, 青蛇, 青龍|
|Total length||Average 75 - 90 cm, can grow to 120 cm.|
|Description||Back glossy green, some individuals with black spots.
Ventrals greenish yellow. Body long and slender.
Scale smooth, but males have several rows of keeled mid-dorsal scales.
Resembles Bamboo Snake (Trimeresurus albolabris), but Bamboo Snake has a more triangular head.
Broad-leaf woodland and secondary forest in mountain area.
Slow in movement except when alarmed.
Gentle and inoffensive snake; seldom bite when handled.
Wriggle and defecated to defend.
|Diet||Earthworms, even the large earhtworms about 30 cm.
Reported to take caterpillars and insects.
|Reproduction||Lays 2 - 16 eggs per clutch.|
|Distribution||Common in New Territories and on Lantau Island.
Uncommon on Hong Kong Island.
Ranges from central to southern China, Taiwan, Northern Vietnam, Loas.
|Conservation Status||IUCN Redlist: NE (Not Evaluated)|