Kraits (Bungarus ssp.)

   Kraits are old world Elapids that live true Asia . Kraits are mainly snake eaters but several species are known to eat lizards to. Some species are kept in captivity and are feeding on rodents, some species are even bred in captivity on a regular base. Kraits are often docile in daytime but can be aggressive at night. Kraits have a potent venom and many people that are been bitten by kraits describe a bite as the worse pain they ever felt before.





Bungarus bungaroides


Burma , India

Bungarus caeruleus


Afghanistan , Pakistan , India , Sri Lanka , Bangladesh

Bungarus cundidus


Cambodia , Indonesia , Malaysia , Singapore , Thailand , Vietnam .

Bungarus ceylonicus

Bungarus ceylonicus karavala

Sri Lanka

Bungarus fasciatus


Bangladesh , Brunei Darussalam , Burma ( Myanmar ), Cambodia , south-China, North/east-India, Indonesia , Laos , Macau , Malaysia

Bungarus flaviceps

Bungarus flaviceps flaviceps

Bungarus flaviceps baluensis

Thailand , Burma , Cambodia , Vietnam , Western-Malaysia , Indonesia

Bungarus lividus


India , Bangladesh

Bungarus magnimaculatus



Bungarus multicinctus

Bungarus multicinctus multicinctus

Bungarus multicinctus wanghaotingi

Taiwan , South-China , Burma , Laos , North-Vietnam

Bungarus niger



Bungarus sindanus

Bungarus sindanus razai

Bungarus sindanus walli

Pakistan , India

Bungarus undamanensis


India ( Undaman Islands )


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Indian Krait (Bungarus caeruleus)

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This unidentified krait (Bungarus sp.) is been send to me. Its found on the Indonesian site of the Island Borneo named Kalimantan. The snake is 192 cm in lenght. 

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A pair of second generation Captive bred Bungarus multicinctus multicinctus ready to mate

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