On the Extraordinary High Productivity in Elaphe radiata

Sergey A. Ryabov


A unique example of extraordinary high productivity in Copper-headed racer Elaphe radiata is described — during a year were received 9 clutches of eggs out of which 100 snakes have hatched. There is also data on early maturation of this species (at the age of 10 months).


Serpentes; Colubridae; Elaphe radiata; captive breeding; clutches of eggs; productivity

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.30906/1026-2296-1997-4-2-203-204


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