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Kingdom  Animalia
Superorder  Lepidosauria
Infraorder  Alethinophidia
Scientific name  Enhydris
Higher classification  Homalopsinae
Order  Scaled reptiles
Subphylum  Vertebrata
Suborder  Serpentes
Family  Colubridae
Phylum  Chordata
Rank  Genus
Subclass  Diapsid
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Lower classifications  Rice paddy snake, Chinese water snake, Rainbow water snake, Dieurostus dussumieri, Siebold's water snake

Macleays water snakes feeding frenzy enhydris polylepis

Enhydris is a genus of slightly venomous, rear-fanged, colubrid snakes, endemic to the tropical area of Indo-Australian region.


Macleays water snakes enhydris polylepis


The following 6 species are recognized:

Enhydris Enhydris chinensis Chinese Water Snake
  • Enhydris chanardi Murphy & Voris, 2005
  • Enhydris enhydris (Schneider, 1799)
  • Enhydris innominata (Morice, 1875)
  • Enhydris jagorii (W. Peters, 1863)
  • Enhydris longicauda (Bourret, 1934)
  • Enhydris subtaeniata (Bourret, 1934)

  • Enhydris Enhydris jagorii The Reptile Database

    Another species, Enhydris smithi (Boulenger, 1914), was considered to be a valid species by herpetologists M.A. Smith 1943, Das 2010, and Wallach et al. 2014, but was considered to be a synonym of Enhydris jagorii by Cox et al. 1998, and Murphy & Voris 2014.

    Enhydris Genus Enhydris iNaturalistorg

    Nota bene: A binomial authority in parentheses indicates that the species was originally described in a genus other than Enhydris.


    Enhydris Enhydris chinensis Chinese Water Snake

    The specific names, jagorii and smithi, are in honor of German naturalist Fedor Jagor and British herpetologist Malcolm Arthur Smith, respectively.

    Enhydris Reptile of Hong Kong
    Enhydris Enhydrisplumbeajpg


    Enhydris Wikipedia

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