Animalia > Chordata > Reptilia > Squamata > Colubridae > Boiga > Boiga dendrophila

Boiga dendrophila (Gold-ringed Cat Snake, Mangrove Snake; Mangrove snake)

Synonyms: Dipsadomorphus dendrophilus; Dipsas dendrophila; Naja celebensis

Wikipedia Abstract

Boiga dendrophila, commonly called the mangrove snake or gold-ringed cat snake, is a species of rear-fanged colubrid from southeast Asia. It is one of the biggest cat snake species, averaging 6–8 feet (1.8–2.4 m) in length. It is considered mildy venomous. Although moderate envenomations resulting in intense swelling have been reported, there has never been a confirmed fatality.
View Wikipedia Record: Boiga dendrophila



Maximum Longevity [1]  17 years
Venomous [2]  Yes


Protected Areas

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Indo-Burma Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Viet Nam No
Philippines Philippines No
Sundaland Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand No
Wallacea East Timor, Indonesia No

Prey / Diet

Boiga dendrophila (Gold-ringed Cat Snake, Mangrove Snake)[3]
Callinectes sapidus (blue crab)[3]
Chrysaora quinquecirrha (sea nettle)[3]
Crassostrea virginica (American cupped oyster)[3]
Mya arenaria (Clam)[3]



Parasitized by 
Ophidascaris solitaria <Unverified Name>[4]


Indonesia (Bangka, Belitung, Borneo, Java, Sulawesi, Riau Archipelago, Sumatra); India W Malaysia (Malaya; Johor: Pulau Sibu); Singapore; Thailand; Vietnam, Philippine Islands (Panay) occidentalis: Indonesia (Babi, Batu Archipelago, Nias, Sumatra) annec;

External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774
2Living Hazards Database, Armed Forces Pest Management Board, U.S. Army Garrison - Forest Glen
3Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
4Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License