Boiga drapiezii

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white-spotted cat snake
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Colubridae
Subfamily: Colubrinae
Genus: Boiga
Species: B. drapiezii
Binomial name
Boiga drapiezii
(Boie, 1827)
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Dipsas drapiezii Boie, 1827
Triglyphodon drapiezii Duméril & Bibron, 1854
Dipsadomorphus drapiezii Boulenger, 1896

The white-spotted cat snake (Boiga drapiezii) is a long and slender rear-fanged colubrid that is common throughout its range. The epithet is in honor of the Belgian naturalist Drapiez.


There are two known phases. The green phase has a marbled green body with a more robust head and width. The brown phase is much more slender with orange brown triangle-like bands across the body. This species is in need of urgent review, with possibly more subspecies awaiting discovery and subsequent description.

Geographic range[edit]

Indonesia, Borneo, Peninsular Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines.


The white-spotted cat snake, while arboreal, can often be found moving about on the forest floor in search of prey and travel. They are found in tropical rainforest, sometimes on branches near streams.


The white-spotted cat snake feeds on geckos, frogs and other smaller snakes in the wild.


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