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Green vine snake information, facts - classicanimal

Green vine snake is a medium-sized, venomous snake species native to India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Burma, Thailand. Those snakes are one of the most common snake species in India. It comes with two different color tones and easily identifies by its appearance. They can found rainforests, savanna, dry forests. 

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Their scientific name is Ahaetulla nasuta. They are also known as vine snakes, flatbread snakes.

Common Name: Green vine snake
Scientific Name: Ahaetulla nasuta


Green vine snakes belong to the family Colubridae and the genus of Ahaetulla. It is a species of snake. There are 6 species in the world. Their conservation status is 'Not extinct' due to hunting, habitat loss. These species are listed on the red list on ICUN.

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Colubridae
Genus: Ahaetulla
Species: A. nasuta
Number of Species: 6
Group: Reptile
Conservation Status: Not extinct


Green vine snake is found in India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Burma, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam. They are habitats such as rainforests, savanna, dry forests.

Living Locations: India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Burma, Thailand, Vietnam
Habitat: Rainforest, Savanna, Dry forests


Green vine snake is a medium-sized reptile species. There have two different colors one is bright green and another one is brown color. They have slender bodies, narrow heads, and pointed snouts. Males are larger than females. An adult length around 90 cm to 150 cm. Their weight around 800 g to 2 kg. They can travel at speed of up to 12 km/h.

Color: Green Brown
Weight: 800 g to 2 kg (Approx)
Size: 90 cm to 150 cm (Approx)
Top Speed: Up to 12 km/h (Approx)


Green vine snake is mainly part of the Carnivore diet, which means they eat meats. They mostly eat fishesbirdslizardsrodents.

Diet: Carnivore
Favorite Food: FishesBirdsLizardsRodents


Green vine snake has some natural predators like large birdsmongooses.

Predators: Large birdsMongooses


Their lifespan up to 9 to 15 years in the wild. Green vine snake is diurnal and solitary snake species.

Lifespan: Up to 15 Years
Lifestyle: Diurnal
Group Behavior: Solitary


The mating season for those species begins in early summer. Green vine snake lays six to twelve eggs in a breeding season. The young are called snakelets. Those young are independent at birth.

Average Lay Eggs: 6 to 12
Baby called: Snakelet


  • These snake species are live in trees and hunt prey using their binocular vision eyes.
  • Green vine snake's scientific name 'Ahaetulla', which means 'eye plucker'.



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