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Opisthotropis kikuzatoi

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA REPTILIA SQUAMATA NATRICIDAE

Scientific Name: Opisthotropis kikuzatoi
Species Authority: (Okada & Takara, 1958)
Common Name(s):
English Kikuzato's Brook Snake, Kikuzato’s Stream Snake
Synonym(s):
Liopeltis kikuzatoi Okada & Takara, 1958

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered B1+2c ver 2.3
Year Published: 1996
Date Assessed: 1996-08-01
Annotations:
Needs updating
Assessor(s): World Conservation Monitoring Centre

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Rarest of all the snakes in the Japanese fauna and endemic to the upper parts of three narrow streams at highest point of the Island of Kumejima west of Okinawa (S-I, Oeno, pers comm 1996)
Countries:
Native:
Japan (Nansei-shoto)
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Population [top]

Population: Only about a dozen individuals have hitherto been caught or seen diminishing size on smaller islands for an unkown reason. (S-I, Ueno, pers comm 1996)

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Systems: Terrestrial

Citation: World Conservation Monitoring Centre 1996. Opisthotropis kikuzatoi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 03 August 2015.
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