There are 270 species of snakes found in India out of which approximately 60 are highly venomous and 30 are non poisonous. These snake species live in almost every habitats from the warm seas to semi-desert, lakes and swamps.
Today we are going to create the list of non-poisonous snakes in India with name and pictures to inform you about venomous and non poisonous snakes species.
Non Poisonous Snakes in India with Names & Pictures List
1. Ptyas mucosa
Ptyas mucosa is a non-poison snake found in the parts of South and Southeast Asia. It is commonly known as Indian Rat Snake that eat a variety of prey and frequently found in urban areas. The Indian Rat Snake is the large snake that can be grow 6.6 feet to 9.8 feet. They are the fast moving snakes in India.
2. Boiga trigonata
Boiga trigonata is commonly known as common cat snake. It is a non poisonous snake found in urban areas. The belly of this snake in white and have brown small spots along each side. The total length of this snake is 3 feet with with a 7 inch tail. They are the fastest moving snakes.
3. Checkered Keelback
Checkered Keelback is a longest snake in India found near freshwater lakes or rivers. It is a non poisonous snake that can eat every types of prey. The eyes of this snake are very small and lower part of snake is white. This is a very rare species that is found in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, India, Myanmar, Nepal etc.
4. Python Molurus
Python molurus is a non poisonous snake found in many parts of Indian Subcontinent and Southeast Asia. It is commonly known as Indian rock python. The colour pattern of this snake is whitish or yellowish with the blotched patterns varying from shades of tan to dark brown. It is 9.8 feet long snake black-tailed python snake.
5. Lycodon aulicus
Lycodon aulicus is commonly known as Indian Wolf snake, it is a non poisonous snake species found in South Asia and Southeast Asia. This is a very beautiful species founded in a variety of colours. The Indian wolf snake is 28 inches long with 4 inch tail. The female snakes of this species may be larger than male species.
6. Lycodon capucinus
Lycodon capucinus is a species of colubrid snake that is found in rural and forest areas of South Asia. It is a non poisonous snake commonly known as Oriental wolf snake. It is 3 feet longer snake with reddish-brown or dark gray speckles. Oriental wolf snake is a quite and nervous snake. White or pale yellow colour scattered over the body of this snake.
Erycinae is a non poisonous snake commonly known as Common Sand Boa snake. The snake is 47 inch longer in size including tail. The female species of these snakes are more longer than male species. These snakes found in Europe, Asia Minor, north, central, west and east Africa, Arabia, central and southwestern Asia, India.
Argyrogena is a species of colubrid snake found in India, Bangalesh, North Bengal, Sri Lanka, Kashmir, Pakistan and Nepal. It is commonly known as Banded Racer snake. The Argyrogena snake is 3.5 feet long with 8.5 inch tail. The eyes of this snake are large which are help him to see the far objects.
9. Banded Kukri Snake
Banded Kukri or common kukri, Oligodon arnensis is a very beautiful species of snake which are found in Sri Lanka, India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Bhutan and Nepal. It is a non poisonous snake that is 24 inches long with 3.5 inch tail. The lower surface of this snake is uniform yellowish, rarely spotted with brown, or with a brown posterior border.
Banded Kukri Snake:
10. Cerberus Rynchops
Cerberus Rynchops is commonly known as New Guinea bockadam or dog-faced water snake. This is species of colubrid snake non poisonous snake found in mangroves, mudflats, streams, ponds, tidal pools, on algae patches, and has even been found burrowing into the mud. Dog-faced water snake is a mid-tempered, quite docile and hardy nature snake.