Snakes can be seen in a variety of habitats such as forests, swamps, grasslands, and deserts including both fresh and salt water. There are many species active at night and there are many that are active during the day. Sakes appear in different color patterns and eat a wide variety of animals, including rodents, insects, birds’ eggs and young birds. Here is the list of types of blue snakes in the world,
Types Of Blue Snakes
1. White-Lipped Island Pit Viper
White-Lipped Island Pit Viper scientific name is Trimeresurus albolabris is a venomous pit viper species endemic to Southeast Asia. The body length of snake species is between 600 to 810 mm and the avarage lifespan of White-Lipped Island Pit Viper is between 9 to 11 years in the wild. The primary diet consists of birds, small frogs, and small mammals. The venom of White-Lipped Island Pit Viper is primarily hemotoxic and bite can range from mild envenoming to death since it contains procoagulant properties.
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2. Blue Racer
Blue Racer is the second largest snake in Ontario that comes with pale blue or bluish green with a white or bluish belly. The dorsal scales are smooth and have been divided into the anal plate. The body length can grow upto 2 meters. This is the only bluish-living snake in Ontario, however, the other green snake, however, often turns bluish after death. It prefers to thrive in nearby fields and open woodlands.
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3. Barons Green Racer
The Barons Green Racer scientific name is Philodryas baroni is a species of rear-fanged venomous snake that belongs to the family Colubridae. The snake species is endemic to South America. The primary diet includes small rodents, small lizards, birds, and amphibians. It is mostly seen in the regions of Argentina, Bolivia, and Paraguay. It is also considered as a false viper because unlike nonvenomous true vipers, they have rear fangs, located right at the back of their upper jaw.
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4. High Blue Green Tree Python
High Blue Green Tree Python is one of the types of blue snakes in the world and the most common type of green tree python in the U.S. is the Biak. These snake species have vivid bodies that come with vivid green bodies along with asymmetrical yellow splotches and blue blotches along their backs and scattered clusters of white scales.
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5. Malabar Pit Viper
Malabar Pit Viper is endemic to Western Ghats and the venom causes moderate pain, and swelling and no deaths have been reported. The snake species can be identified with the help of a triangular head which is much broader than the neck, heat sensing pits between eyes and nostrils. They come in different colors such as yellow, green and brown bodies. It prefers to thrive in dense forests near streams. The primary diet includes Frogs, Lizards, small Birds and Mice.
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6. Side-Striped Palm Pit Viper
Side-Striped Palm Pit Viper is one of the blue snakes that is a venomous pit viper species that is mostly seen in the mountains of Costa Rica and western Panama. As of now, No subspecies are currently recognized. They are known by different names such as Side-striped palm-pitviper, side-striped palm viper, green palm viper, yellow-lined palm viper and parrot viper. The primary diet includes small birds, rodents, lizards and frogs.
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7. Vietnamese Blue Beauty Snake
The Vietnamese Blue Beauty Snake is a semi-arboreal snake that is mostly distributed throughout Vietnam. The body length is between 6 to 7 feet long and comes in different colors such as dark blue, steel blue, or sky blue. These snake species are active both during the day and at night (diurnal and nocturnal) and spend much of their time in branches. These snake species are non-venomous but thier bite can be very painful.
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8. Blue Malayan Coral Snake
The Blue Malayan Coral Snake is one of the beautiful blue snakes that are highly venomous and front-fanged elapid. They mostly thrive in primary, and secondary forests along with lowland and lower montane areas. The snake species belongs to ELAPIDAE and can grow upto 1.8 metres. It can be easily identified with the help of a redhead, tail, and belly. The dorsal side is dark blue to black, and most populations have a broad blue stripe on each flank.
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9. Rock Rattlesnake
The Rock Rattlesnake’s scientific name is Crotalus lepidus klauberi and is a venomous pit viper species mostly seen in the regions of the southwestern United States and northern central Mexico. As of now, 4 species are recognized and can grow up to 32 in (81.3 cm) in length. The color pattern of these snake species varies a lot and generally reflects the color of the rock in the snake’s natural environment. The snake species found at higher altitudes have darker colors. The primary drier includes small mammals, lizards, and sometimes frogs.
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10. Blue-Lipped Sea Krait
Blue-Lipped Sea Krait scientific name Laticauda laticaudata is a species of venomous sea snake that belongs to the family Elapidae. They are mostly seen in the Indian and Western Pacific Oceans. It is also known as blue-banded sea krait or common sea krait which belongs to the family Elapidae. It is one of the the many species originally described by Carl Linnaeus in his landmark 1758 10th edition of Systema Naturae where it was given the binomial name Coluber laticaudatus.
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11. California Red-Sided Garter
California Red-Sided Garter is a subspecies of the common garter snake throughout California and is found primarily in coastal dunes and marshes. Most of the snake species have a pattern of blue stripes on a black and red background and are hence listed as one of the most beautiful blue snakes in the world. The primary body is red, with a row of black spots or blotches appearing in a stripe-like pattern. The primary diet includes rodents, amphibians, minnows, crickets, lizards, slugs, and ants; sometimes it also eats eggs.
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12. Eastern Indigo Snake
The Eastern indigo snake is a large, non-venomous snake that can grow between 1 and 2.4 metres, making it one of the longest native snake species in the U.S. The average weight is between 0.5 and 4.5 kilogrammes and ranges from extreme southwestern South Carolina south through Florida and west to southern Alabama and southeastern Mississippi. The dietary habitat is carnivore in nature and feeds on small animals they can overpower; however, they are also seen feeding on turtles, lizards, frogs, toads, a variety of small birds and mammals, and eggs.
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13. Bluestripe Ribbon Snake
The bluestripe ribbon snake’s scientific name is Thamnophis sauritus nitae and belongs to the family Colubridae. Talking about the appearance, adults are thin and are black with a mid-dorsal stripe that is a lighter shade of black and two blue stripes, hence also known as “bluestripe ribbon snake.” Bluestripe Ribbon Snake can be found near lakes, rivers, and slow-moving streams. The organic diet includes frogs, salamanders, small fish, earthworms, minnows, lizards, and insects.
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14. Guatemalan palm pit viper
The Guatemalan palm pit viper is a venomous pit viper species seen in the regions of southern Mexico, Guatemala, and Honduras. The length of adult snake species can vary between 60ando 70 cm; however, it can reach up to 100 centimetres in length. Talking about their appearance, the tier body is relatively slender, and the colour pattern consists of a green or bluish green ground olor. The name comes from the contrasting ventral and dorsal colours.
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15. Blue Phase Common Tree Snake
The Blue Phase The Common Tree Snake is one of the snake species that is variable in coloration, such as green, yellow, blue, or even almost black. The common name is Green Tree Snake, and it is non-venomous and hunts lizards and frogs during the day. The belly is neon blue; however, it will take on an amazing appearance when it puffs up its body, which will cause the scales on the body to separate, revealing fluorescent blue highlights. They will pose no threat to humans and will definitely make a good pet.
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16. Blue-Striped Garter Snake
The Blue-Striped-StripedSnake is a non-venomous snake that has elliptical pupils and a lyre-shaped marking on top of the head. Their talking abilities are based on their appearance; they are black or very dark brown with 3 stripes, with the vertebral being yellow (ish) and the lateral stripes being pale to bright blue. They are found on pine woodlands, rocky slopes, and slides and feed on birds, rodents, and lizards. The average lifespan of a blue-striped garter snake is up to 2 years in the wild.
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