Asian Vine Snake at the Cincinnati Zoo

Ahaetulla prasina, commonly known as the Asian vine snake or the Oriental whipsnake, is a widespread species of tree snake found in South Asia and Southeast Asia. Subspecies

Four subspecies are recognized, including the nominate race. Ahaetulla prasina medioxima Lazell, 2002 Ahaetulla prasina preocularis (Taylor, 1922): Philippine Islands, including Sulu Archipelago, Panay, Luzon. Ahaetulla prasina prasina (Boie, 1827) Ahaetulla prasina suluensis Gaulke, 1994: Philippine Islands, Sulu Archipelago


Adults may attain 6 feet in total length, with a tail 2 feet long.


Least Concern (IUCN 3.1)

External resource

Wikipedia has an article: Ahaetulla prasina