HABITAT AND ECOLOGY This species ranges from sea level to up to 1,200 m elevation (David and Vogel 1996). The species is always found near water, especially the banks of streams, rivers, and ponds. It occurs in forest, but is usually found in forest clearings, open scrublands, marshes, swamps, wet grasslands, and cultivated areas, particularly rice fields. The species is diurnal and semi-aquatic and feeds on amphibians and fish. Females lay up to 14 eggs (David and Vogel 1996).
No species-specific conservation measures are required. This snake has been recorded from protected areas.
CLASS : Reptilia
ORDER : Squamata
FAMILY : Natricidae
GENUS : Rhabdophis
SPECIES : Red-necked Keelback (Rhabdophis subminiatus)
Conservation status : Least Concern