11 Venomous And Non-Venomous Snake Species Found In Pakistan


Pakistan is a beautiful country which is not only blessed with beautiful landscapes and four seasons in all their glory but also with a rich biodiversity. There’s a huge variety of animal as well as plant species, with some even being endemic. Everyone knows Pakistan is home to many beautiful animals and birds, even out national animal Markhor and national bird Chukar are gorgeous, but what most people don’t know is that Pakistan is also home to a wide variety of amazing and unique snakes! Most of the snake species in Pakistan are non-venomous, however we also have some of the most venomous and dangerous Snakes in the world. Today we have collected a list of Snakes that can be found in Pakistan, so check it out!

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Rough Scaled Sand Boa

Scientific Name: Gongylophis conicus

Type: Non-venomous snake

Rough-scaled Sand BoaImage Source: Ltshears, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

Red Sand Boa

Scientific Name: Eryx johnii

Type: Non-venomous snake

Smooth-scaled Indian Sand Boa (Eryx johnii)

Image Source: KLPrice, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Buff Striped Keelback

Scientific Name: Amphiesma stolata

Type: Non-venomous snake

Amphiesma stolata erthro salImage Source: Saleem Hameed , CC BY 2.5, via Wikimedia Commons

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Braid Snake

Scientific Name: Platyceps rhodorachis

Type: Non-venomous snake

Platyceps rhodorachis

Image Source: Barbod Safaei, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons

Gray’s Rat Snake

Scientific Name: Platyceps ventromaculatus

Type: Non-venomous snake

Platyceps ventromaculatusImage Source: Barbod Safaei, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons

Sindh Krait

Scientific Name: Bungarus sindanus

Type: Venomous snake

Sind KraitImage Source:Sp.herp, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Asian Cobra

Scientific Name: Naja naja

Type: Venomous snake


Asian Rock Python

Scientific Name: Python molurus

Type: Non-venomous snake

Heller Tigerpython Python molurus molurusImage Source: Holger Krisp, CC BY 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Russell’s Viper

Scientific Name: Daboia russelii

Type: Venomous snake

20090613 Daboia russelii Russells Viper Kettenviper PuneImage Source: StefanSTS, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

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Saw-Scaled Viper

Scientific Name: Echis carinatus

Type: Venomous snake

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Image Source: Mostafameraji, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Horned Viper

Scientific Name: Pseudocerastes persicus

Type: Venomous snake

Pseudocerastes persicusImage Source: Zuhair Amr, CC BY 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

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  1. Thank you, Arifa! I was researching the snakes of Pakistan for my class. I have a Pakistani student who is keen on explaining his country’s fauna.

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