71 Hong Kong Snakes – Venomous and Non-Venomous

All of Hong Kong’s Snakes (List)

Hong Kong border limits where snakes can be found in the country.

This page lists Hong Kong’s 71 venomous and non-venomous snakes. Keep in mind, most of these snakes cannot and will not be found in the city center, but they can usually be found just on the outskirts of suburbia, and in the forest. Hong Kong doesn’t have too many snakes, but then, they’re a very small place. If anyone has any data on the extinction of some of these snakes on the island, I’d love to know.

  1. Acalyptophis peronii – Spiny-headed Sea Snake, Horned Sea Snake
  2. Achalinus rufescens – Boulenger’s Odd-scaled Snake
  3. Ahaetulla prasina – Oriental Whip Snake, Green Vine Snake, Short-nosed Vine Snake
  4. Amphiesma atemporale – Tonkin Keelback
  5. Amphiesma boulengeri – Tai-yong Keelback
  6. Amphiesma sauteri – Sauter’s Ground Snake, Sauter’s Water Snake, Sauter’s Keelback, Kosempo Keelback
  7. Amphiesma stolatum – Striped Keelback, Flower Snake, Land God, Yellow Banded Water Snake, Yellow Neck Water Snake, Buff-Striped Keelback
  8. Boiga multomaculata – Large Spotted Cat Snake, Marble Cat Snake, Many-spotted Cat Snake
  9. Bungarus fasciatus – Banded Krait, Golden Banded Snake
  10. Bungarus multicinctus – Chinese Krait, Many Banded Krait, Silver Banded Krait, Taiwan Krait
  11. Calamaria septentrionalis – Hill Wolf Snake, Hong Kong Dwarf Snake
  12. Chrysopelea ornata – Golden Tree Snake, Golden Flying Snake, Ornate Flying Snake,
  13. Chrysopelea ornata ornata – Indian Ornate Flying Snake
  14. Chrysopelea ornata ornatissima – Southeast Asian Flying Snake
  15. Cyclophiops major – Taiwan Green Snake, Smooth Green Snake, Green Vine Snake, Chinese Green Snake
  16. Dendrelaphis pictus – Painted Bronze Back, Common Bronze Back, Indonesian Bronze Back
  17. Dendrelaphis pictus andamanensis – Andaman Islands Bronzeback, Common Painted Bronzeback Tree Snake,  Andaman Painted Bronzeback Tree Snake
  18. Elaphe porphyracea – Red Mountain Rat Snake, Black-banded Trinket Snake, Banded Trinket Snake
  19. Elaphe porphyracea porphyracea – Red Mountain Racer
  20. Elaphe porphyracea nigrofasciata – Black-striped Mountain Racer
  21. Elaphe porphyracea kawakamii – Red Bamboo Snake
  22. Elaphe porphyracea porphyracea – Western Banded Trinket Snake
  23. Coelognathus radiata – Radiated Rat Snake, Copperhead Racer, Copperhead Rat Snake, Copper-headed Trinket Snake
  24. Enhydris bennettii – Bennett’s Water Snake
  25. Enhydris chinensis – Chinese Rice Paddy Snake, Tang Water Snake, Chinese Water Snake
  26. Enhydris plumbea – Plumbeus Water Snake, Plumbeous Water Snake, Common Rice Paddy Snake, Rice Paddy Snake, Orange-Bellied Mud Snake, Yellow-bellied Water Snake, Plumbeous Smooth-scaled Water Snake
  27. Hydrophis cyanocinctus – Asian Annulated Sea Snake, Banded Sea Snake, Annulated Sea Snake, Blue-banded Sea Snake, Dusky-chinned Giant Sea Snake
  28. Laticauda semifasciata – Broad-banded Blue Sea Snake, Erabu Sea Snake, Sea Krait, Erabu Sea Krait
  29. Lycodon aulicus – Common Wolf Snake, House Snake, Indian Wolf Snake
  30. Lycodon capucinus – Common Wolf Snake, House Snake, Oriental Wolf Snake
  31. Lycodon ruhstrati – Formosa Wolf Snake
  32. Lycodon ruhstrati multifasciata – White Banded Wolf Snake, Sakishima Plum Blossom Snake
  33. Lycodon subcinctus – Malayan Banded Wolf Snake,
  34. Lycodon subcinctus subcinctus – Banded Wolf Snake, Belted Wolf Snake
  35. Naja atra – Chinese Cobra, Taiwan Cobra, Formosan Cobra
  36. Oligodon cinereus – South Chinese Kukri Snake, Ashy Kukri Snake, Gunther’s Kukri Snake, Black-barred Kukri Snake
  37. Oligodon formosanus – Taiwan Leopard Snake, Red Back Pine Root Snake, Formosa Kukri Snake
  38. Ophiophagus hannah – King Cobra, Hamadryad, Jungle Cobra
  39. Opisthotropis andersonii – Anderson’s Mountain Keelback
  40. Opisthotropis balteatus – Hainan Mountain Keelback
  41. Opisthotropis kuatunensis – Chinese Mountain Keelback
  42. Opisthotropis lateralis – Tonkin Mountain Keelback
  43. Ovophis monticola – Mountain Pit Viper, Blotched Pit Viper, Mountain Iron-head Snake, Chinese Mountain Pit Viper
  44. Ovophis monticola monticola – Western Mountain Pit Viper
  45. Ovophis monticola convictus – Indo-Malayan Mountain Pit Viper
  46. Ovophis monticola makazayazaya – Taiwan Mountain Pit Viper
  47. Ovophis monticola orientalis – Oriental Mountain Pit Viper
  48. Ovophis monticola zhaokentangi – Gaoligong Mountain Pit Viper
  49. Pareas hamptoni – Hampton’s Slug Snake
  50. Pareas margaritophorus – White-spotted Slug Snake, Mountain Slug Snake
  51. Pelamis platurus – Yellow Bellied Sea Snake, Pelagic Sea Snake, Black and Yellow Sea Snake, Yellow and Black Sea Snake, Black-backed Sea Snake
  52. Psammodynastes pulverulentus – Mock Viper, Common Mock Viper, Taiwan Leopard Snake, Dusky Mock Viper
  53. Ptyas korros – Indochinese Rat Snake, Indo-Chinese Rat Snake, Chinese Rat Snake
  54. Ptyas mucosus – Banded Rat Snake, Dhaman, Dhaman Rat Snake, Common Rat Snake, Oriental Rat Snake
  55. Python molurus – Rock Python
  56. Python molurus molurus – Indian Python
  57. Python molurus bivittatus – Burmese Python
  58. Rhabdophis chrysargos – Speckle-bellied Keelback
  59. Rhabdophis subminiatus helleri – Red-necked Keelback, Heller’s Keelback
  60. Sibynophis chinensis chinensisgrahami – Chinese Many-toothed Snake
  61. Sinomicrurus macclellandi – Macclelland’s Coral Snake,
  62. Sinomicrurus macclellandi iwasakii – Iwasaki’s Coral Snake
  63. Sinomicrurus macclellandi swinoei – Taiwan Coral Snake
  64. Sinomicrurus macclellandi swinhoei – Red-ringed Snake
  65. Sinomicrurus macclellandi univirgatus – Single-banded Coral Snake
  66. Sinonatrix aequifasciata – Asiatic Water Snake
  67. Trimeresurus albolabris – White-lipped Green Pit Viper, White-lipped Pit Viper, White-lipped Tree Viper
  68. Xenochrophis flavipunctatus – Common Keelback, Yellow-Spotted Keelback,
  69. Xenochrophis flavipunctatus melanzostus – Andaman Keelback
  70. Xenochrophis flavipunctatus schnurrenbergeri – Schnurrenberger’s Keelback
  71. Xenochrophis piscator – Checkered Keelback, Common Scaled Water Snake, Fishing Snake, Asiatic Water Snake

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