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Common Names: Zoige Ratsnake
Scientific Name: Elaphe zoigeensis
First Described: HUANG, DING, BURBRINK, YANG, HUANG, LING, CHEN & ZHANG, 2012

Adult Size:  Sexual dimorphism is evident within this species with females averaging 40cm whilst males are somewhat smaller on average 30cm
Temperament:  The Zoige Ratsnake has a calm disposition similar to that of Elaphe dione.
Temperature & Humidity Range:  Provide a thermal gradient of between 28°C (82°F) - 20°C (68°F) and a humid hide
Brumation:  47-59°F (8-15°C) for 2-4 months
Reproduction: 3 to 11+ eggs usually laid in July
Known Mutations:  var.Striped
A natural striped varation exists.
Captive Bred Localities:
Natural History: A diurnal, terrestrial species.

  • Zoige Ratsnake
  • Author: Gidi Van de Belt
  • Striped
  • Author: Gidi Van de Belt
  • Zoige Ratsnake
  • Author: Gidi Van de Belt
  • Zoige Ratsnake
  • Author: Gidi Van de Belt
  • Zoige Ratsnake
  • Author: Gidi Van de Belt

Native To: Zoige County, Sichuan, China.
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Conservation Status:

 

This site has information on the following genera of Ratsnakes ... Spilotes, Spalerosophis, Ptyas, Zamenis, Elaphe, Rhinechis, Senticolis, Pseudelaphe, Pantherophis, Bogertophis, Orthriophis, Gonyosoma, Oreocryptophis, Oocatochus, Euprepiophis, Coelognathus, Archelaphe