Common Names: Collard Trinket Snake
Scientific Name: Coelognathus helena monticollaris
First Described: SCHULZ, 1992
Adult Size: Males: 90-100cm Females: 120-130cm
Temperament: Generally placid and shy
Temperature Range: Provide a thermal gradient between29°C (84°F) - 24°C (75°F), a humid hide and mist the enclosure daily with tepid water when the snake is in slough.
Brumation: No data at present
Reproduction: Very little is known on the reproduction of the Collard Trinket snake, but it has been recorded as laying 8 eggs
Known Mutations: No known mutations
Captive Bred Localities:
Natural History: Coelognathus helena monticollaris is strictly a montane snake, inhabiting the Southwest Indian mountain range at altitudes between 700 and 1900m. A preference for scrub areas at the edge of rain forests, rice fields, plantations and the edges of meadows: especially in the vicinity to water have been recorded.
Native To: Records for this subspecies so far are limited to the Western Ghats
IUCN Red List: Not listed
Conservation Assessment and Management Plan (C.A.M.P.) Workshop for Reptiles of India list this species as Vulnerable