International Journal of Fauna and Biological Studies
2016, Vol. 3 Issue 5, Part B
A Study on snakes from Mokhada and Jawhar (Dist. Palghar) Maharashtra, India
SA Bansode, VR More and KA Mirza
Snakes are well adapted to their habitatâ€™s. Depending on their habitat they may be aquatic snakes, burrowing and arboreal snakes, Snakes found in different size, shape and color due to their mode of life. Snakes occupy a wide range of habitats which includes fields, forests, wetland, ponds, lakes, streams, rocky hillsides, farmland, vacant plots and residential areas also. The Mokhada region is having a large number of snakes. A checklist of snakes is prepared on the basis of the information collected from the survey during August 2015 to April 2016.The captured snakes represent 31 types of species under 7 families. In these families 12 were venomous snakes, 19 non-venomous snakes. The present study is an attempt to evaluate the information, occurrence, abundance &species richness and further assist in the knowledge, awareness and conservation of snake fauna in this region. So this study may play helpful role in conversation of the biodiversity.
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SA Bansode, VR More and KA Mirza. A Study on snakes from Mokhada and Jawhar (Dist. Palghar) Maharashtra, India. Int. J. Fauna Biol. Stud. 2016;3(5):103-115.