Acrochordus granulatus

Ular Karung Belang
Native
LC
Least Concern
IUCN Red List
ver 3.1, 2010
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Taxonomy

  • Kingdom
  • Phylum
  • Class
  • Order
  • Family
  • Genus
  • Species
    granulatus
  • Author
    Schneider, 1799
  • Common
    Asiatic File Snake (English), File Snake (English), Granulated File Snake (English), Little File Snake (English), Little Filesnake (English), Little Wartsnake (English), Marina File Snake (English), Small Warty Snake (English), Ular Kadut (Malay), Ular Karung Belang (Bahasa Indonesia) & Wart Snake (English)
  • Residential
    Native
The taxanomic status is pending for approval

Description

The Marine File Snake has a prominent fold of skin extending along the belly and the tapering tail is slightly compressed. The head is dark. The body pattern consists of alternating white and black or dark-brown bands, which are broad on the back but narrow on the sides and may extend across the belly. This nocturnal species inhabits various coastal habitats. It feeds predominantly on small fish. A litter of 5-10 young. It is often confused with venomous sea snakes because of its habitat and markings.

Habits

  Habit
Ovoviviparous   —   Reproduction through production of live young that hatch from eggs within female oviducts.

Habitats

No Description Suitability Seasonality
1
Artificial - Aquatic → Aquaculture Ponds
Suitable Unknown
2
Artificial - Aquatic → Ponds [below 8 ha]
Suitable Unknown
3
Marine Neritic → Estuaries
Marginal Unknown
4
Marine Neritic → Seagrass (Submerged)
Unknown Unknown
5
Marine Neritic → Subtidal Muddy
Suitable Unknown
6
Marine Neritic → Subtidal Sandy-Mud
Suitable Resident
7
Wetlands → Alpine Wetlands [includes temporary waters from snowmelt]
Suitable Unknown
8
Wetlands → Permanent Freshwater Marshes/Pools [under 8 ha]
Suitable Unknown
9
Wetlands → Permanent Rivers, Streams, Creeks [includes waterfalls]
Suitable Unknown
10
Wetlands → Seasonal/Intermittent/Irregular Rivers, Streams, Creeks
Suitable Unknown
References : http://www.iucnredlist.org/technical-documents/classification-schemes/habitats-classification-scheme-ver3

Assessment

Biodiversity Experts

Profile
Amirrudin Bin Ahmad (Dr.)
Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT)
  • Amphibians
  • Dragonflies and Damselflies
  • Fishes
  • Reptiles
  • Biodiversity
  • Data Analysis
  • Digital Sequence Information (DSI)
  • Living Modified Organism (LMO)
  • Marine & Coastal
  • Protected Areas
  • Invasive Alien Species
  • PM
Chen Pelf Nyok (Dr.)
Turtle Conservation Society of Malaysia (TCS)
  • Turtles (Ecology)
  • Reptiles (Ecology)
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
  • Education
  • Environment
  • PM
Kaviarasu Munian (Mr.)
Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM)
  • Reptiles (Ecology)
  • Amphibians (Ecology)
  • Fishes (Ecology)
  • PM
Lim Boo Liat (Dr.)
Academy of Sciences Malaysia (ASM)
  • Reptiles (Ecology)
  • Rodents (Ecology)
  • Amphibians (Ecology)
  • Biodiversity
  • Ecosystems
  • Invasive Alien Species
Mohd Abdul Muin Bin Md Akil (Mr.)
Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
  • Amphibians
  • Birds
  • Reptiles
  • Snakes
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
  • Evolution
  • Genetics
  • Molecular
  • Protected Areas
  • Climate Change
  • Invasive Alien Species
Teo Eng Wah (Dr.)
University of Malaya (UM)
  • Reptiles
  • Amphibians
  • Invasive Alien Species
PM - Peninsular Malaysia; SBH - Sabah; SWK - Sarawak; SEA - Southeast Asia; W - World;

References

Book
  1. Marlon, R., Supriatna, J., Liswanto, D., Baskoro, K., Putra, S. & Patty, H.R. (2014). Panduan Visual dan Identifikasi Lapangan: 107+ Ular Indonesia. Indonesia Nature & Wildlife Publishing, Indonesia. pp. 251.
  2. Das, I. (2010). A Field Guide to the Reptiles of South-East Asia. New Holland Publishers (UK), England. pp. 369.
  3. Das, I. (2012). A Naturalist's Guide to the Snakes of South-east Asia : Including Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Myanmar, Borneo, Sumatra, Java and Bali. John Beaufoy Publishing, Oxford, England. pp. 70-71; 160 pg.
Chapter in book
  1. Das, I. & Norsham, S.Y. (2007). Status of Knowledge of The Malaysia Herpetofauna. In Chua, L.S.L., Kirton, L.G. & Saw, L.G. (eds.) Status of Biological Diversity in Malaysia and Threat Assessment of Plant Species in Malaysia: Proceedings of the Seminar and Workshop, 28-30 June 2005. Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM). pp. 31-81.

Acknowledgements :- Ms. Aida Salihah Binti Abu Bakar, Ms. Ajla Rafidah Baharom, Ms. Aziemah Binti Kinan, Ms. Noor Amira Aini Binti Noor Anwar, Ms. Siti Zubaidah Binti Abdul Latif & Mr. Yasser Mohamed Arifin

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