Himehabu snake


[Japanese Name]himehabu
[Scientific Name]

Trimeresurus okinavensis

or Ovophis okinavensis

[English Name]himehabu
[Dialect Name]niibuyah
[Distribution]Amami Islands,Okinawa Islands
[Source]Sadao Ikehara"Vertebrates of Land"(Shinsei Tosho Shuppan),Shoichi Sengoku"Color guide book of amphibian and reptiles"(IE-NO-HIKARI ASSOCIATION)

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Ovophis okinavensis

Grey or brown skin, overlaid with dark blotches. Frogs being its prey, it is often found close to water. (80 cm)