Common Names: Amur Ratsnake, Southern Amur Ratsnake, Faded Russian Ratsnake
Scientific Name: Elaphe anomala
First Described: BOULENGER, 1916
Adult Size: 150-180cm
Temperament: A shy species that may readily bite
Temperature & Humidity Range: Provide a thermal gradient of between 28°C (82°F) - 25°C (77°F), a large water bowl and a humid hide.
Brumation: 47-54°F(8-12°C) for 3-4 months
Reproduction: 6 to 12 eggs are laid after a short gestation period, incubated at 25° to 29°C they are expected to hatch between 35 and 60 days
Known Mutations: Albino/Amelanistic
Albinism in the Amur Ratsnake is a simple recessive trait.
Captive Bred Localities:
Natural History: This species inhabits regions up to 2000m in altitude, a semi-aboreal snake that lives in a variety of biotopes of grasslands, dry scrub, rocky areas and on the banks of rivers and lakes. E. anomala is primarily a diurnal snake and also a nest raider, showing a preference of small rodents, birds and their eggs.
Native To: China, North Korea & South Korea
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IUCN Red List: Not Listed
China Species Red List: Vulnerable VU A2a