Common Names: Celebes Ratsnake
Scientific Name: Coelognathus erythrurus celebensis
First Described: JAN, 1863
Adult Size: 120-140cm
Temperament: Defensive with a threat display similar to that of Coleognathus radiatus
Temperature & Humidity Range: Provide a thermal gradient between 29°C (84°F) - 25°C (77°F), humidity in the range of 70-80%. Furnish the enclosure with a humid hide and spray daily with tepid water when the snake is in slough.
Brumation: Brumation not needed
Reproduction: Multiple clutches produced throughout the year, typically 6-10 in each clutch which take between 90 and 120 days to hatch
Known Mutations: No known mutations
Two naturally occurring pattern variations are known. Specimens from Northern Sulawesi have a V shaped marking on the neck whereas its absent in specimens originating from Southern Sulawesi & Buton Island. Other differences are in the colouration and markings.
Captive Bred Localities:
Natural History: Inhabits a wide variety of habitats, frequently found in cultivated areas such as rice fields and plantations at heights over 850m above sea level. The Celebes Ratsnakehas also been found in the savanna areas of these islands with sparse vegetation as well as open areas in rain forests, near villages and even inside houses. It favours areas near water, and can be found hiding under piles of leaf debris, wood and coconut shells..
Native To: Recorded from the Indonesian Islands of Celebes and Buton
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