Coluber zebrinus (Kunene racer)

Kuneneslang [Afrikaans]

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Identification

The Kunene racer can be identified by its irregular black crossbars (similar to the zebra cobra), its large eyes and its small distribution. It reaches an average length of 39 cm and a maximum length of 65 cm.

Distribution and habitat

Restricted to the Kunene valley in Namibia. Its favoured habitat is stony scrub.

Food

Unknown

Predators, parasites and disease

Unknown

Reproduction

Unknown

Longevity

Likely to be between 10 and 15 years.

Medical importance

None

Links

References

  • Marais, J. 2004. A Complete Guide to Snakes of Southern Africa. Struik Publishing, Cape Town.

 


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