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Shared by : Shafira Charlette (Seychelles)
Region : Seychelles
Status : Endangered
Seychelles Wolf Snake, Lycognathopis seychellensis Endemic and endangered to the Seychelles. It is a species of snake in the Colubridae family with dorsally yellowish or grayish brown uniform or with dark brown spots, dark streak on each side of head, passing through eye upper lip yellowish, usually with brown dots posteriorly four series of brown spots and confluent into stripes on tail. Adults may attain 1 metre (40 inches) in total length, with a tail 31 cm (12 inches) long. However, details of its reproductive biology are largely unknown. There natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests and subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. Its major threat involves introduced predators, ongoing invasion of forests by Cinnamomum verum which is degrading all forest habitats - habitat loss.


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