The yellow-spotted keelback, Xenochrophis flavipunctatus, is a species of colubrid snake found in India, Thailand, China, West Malaysia, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Indonesia (Sumatra, Java, and Kalimantan) Its type locality is: Island of Hong Kong (Hong Kong) and Canton River?, China
Habitat and behaviour
X. flavipunctatus is a semiaquatic snake that occurs in slow rivers and streams, marshes, swamps, ponds, and lakes. It thrives also in wet human-modified habitats, including rice fields and ditches. It feeds on fish and frogs. It is diurnal.
Relations with humans
X. flavipunctatus is exploited in parts of it range to support snake farms and pigs and for use in snake wine.
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