Common Names: Eastern Keeled Ratsnake
Scientific Name: Elaphe carinata yongaguniensis
First Described: TAKARA, 1962
Adult Size: 180-170cm
Temperament: Fast and may act aggressively, musks readily when feeling threatened
Temperature & Humidity Range: A thermal gradient of between 28°C (82°F) - 22°C (72°F) should be provided along with a humid hide.
Brumation: 47-59°F (8-15°C) for 3-4 months
Reproduction: 6-15 eggs are generally laid per clutch which hatch between 41 to 58 days at an incubation temperature of between 25-28°C
Known Mutations: Amelanistic
Natural History: To be found from sea level to 230m in mountainous areas.
Native To: Japanese Island of Yongagunijima in the Ryukyus and Taiwan along with the Taiwanese Islands of Lanyu and Pescadore.
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