Reptiles and Amphibians of Bangkok

Central Thailand's Snakes, Lizards, Turtles, and Frogs

List of Reptiles and Amphibians in Bangkok

Reptiles and Amphibians of Bangkok by Taxonomic Classification


Blind Snakes (Typhlopidae)

White-headed Blind Snake (Indotyphlops albiceps)
Brahminy Blind Snake (Indotyphlops braminus)
Slender Worm Snake (Indotyphlops porrectus)
Flower’s Blind Snake (Gerrhopilus floweri)
Diard’s Blind Snake (Argyrophis diardii)
Roxane’s Blind Snake (Argyrophis roxaneae)

Pythons (Pythonidae)

Burmese Python (Python bivittatus)
Reticulated Python (Malayopython reticulatus)

Wart Snakes (Acrochordidae)

Little File Snake (Acrochordus granulatus)
Javan Wart Snake (Acrochordus javanicus)

Pipe Snakes (Cylindrophiidae)

Red-tailed Pipe Snake (Cylindrophis ruffus)

Sunbeam Snakes (Xenopeltidae)

Sunbeam Snake (Xenopeltis unicolor)

Asian Water Snakes (Homalopsinae)

Keel-bellied Water Snake (Bitia hydroides)
Dog-faced Water Snake (Cerberus schneiderii)
Chanard’s Mud Snake (Enhydris chanardi)
Rainbow Water Snake (Enhydris enhydris)
Jagor’s Water Snake (Enhydris jargorii)
Tentacled Snake (Erpeton tentaculatum)
Jack’s Water Snake (Homalopsis mereljcoxi)
Yellow-bellied Water Snake (Hypsiscopus plumbea)
Bocourt’s Water Snake (Subsessor bocourti)

Keelbacks (Natricinae)

Buff-striped Keelback (Amphiesma stolata)
Red-necked Keelback (Rhabdophis subminiatus)
Yellow-spotted Keelback (Xenochrophis flavipunctatus)

Other Colubrids (Colubrinae)

Long-nosed Whip Snake (Ahaetulla nasuta)
Many-spotted Cat Snake (Boiga multomaculata)
Golden Tree Snake (Chrysopelea ornata)
Copperhead Racer (Coelognathus radiatus)
Painted Bronzeback (Dendrelaphis pictus)
Common Wolf Snake (Lycodon capucinus)
Common Bridle Snake (Lycodon davisonii)
Banded Kukri Snake (Oligodon fasciolatus)
Striped Kukri Snake (Oligodon taeniatus)
Indo-Chinese Sand Snake (Psammophis indochinensis)
Indo-Chinese Rat Snake (Ptyas korros)
Oriental Rat Snake (Ptyas mucosa)

Kraits and Cobras (Elapidae)

Banded Krait (Bungarus fasciatus)
Monocled Cobra (Naja kaouthia)

Vipers (Viperidae)

Eastern Russell’s Viper (Daboia siamensis)
White-lipped Pit Viper (Trimeresurus albolabris)
Large-eyed Pit Viper (Trimeresurus macrops)
Mangrove Pit Viper (Trimeresurus purpureomaculatus)


Geckos (Gekkonidae)

Siamese Leaf-toed Gecko (Dixonius siamensis)
Stump-toed Gecko (Gehyra mutilata)
Tokay Gecko (Gekko gecko)
Spiny-tailed House Gecko (Hemidactylus frenatus)
Sri Lankan House Gecko (Hemidactylus parvimaculatus)
Flat-tailed House Gecko (Hemidactylus platyurus)

Skinks (Scincidae)

Long-tailed Sun Skink (Eutropis longicaudata)
Speckled Forest Skink (Eutropis macularia)
Common Sun Skink (Eutropis multifasciata)
Bowring’s Supple Skink (Lygosoma bowringii)
Short-limbed Supple Skink (Lygosoma quadrupes)

Lacertas (Lacertidae)

Long-tailed Grass Lizard (Takydromus sexlineatus)

Agamas (Agamidae)

Indo-Chinese Forest Lizard (Calotes mystaceus)
Oriental Garden Lizard (Calotes versicolor)

Monitors (Varanidae)

Water Monitor (Varanus salvator)


Pond Turtles (Emydidae)

Southeast Asian Box Turtle (Cuora amboinensis)
Giant Asian Pond Turtle (Heosemys grandis)
Yellow-headed Temple Turtle (Hieremys annandalii)
Malayan Snail-eating Turtle (Malayemys subtrijuga)
Black Marsh Turtle (Siebenrockiella crassicollis)
Red-eared Slider (Trachemys scripta)

Softshell Turtles (Trionychidae)

Asian Softshell Turtle (Amyda cartilaginea)
Chinese Softshell Turtle (Pelodiscus sinensis)


Treefrogs (Hylidae)

Four-lined Treefrog (Polypedates leucomystax)

Microhylids (Microhylidae)

Asian Painted Frog (Kaloula pulchra)
Ornate Narrowmouth Frog (Microhyla fissipes)
Darkside Narrowmouth Frog (Microhyla heymonsi)
Inornate Froglet (Micryletta inornata)

True Frogs (Ranidae)

Asian Grass Frog (Fejervarya limnocharis)
Chinese Edible Frog (Hoplobatrachus rugulosus)
Green Paddy Frog (Hylarana erythraea)
Three-striped Grass Frog (Hylarana macrodactyla)
Green Puddle Frog (Occidozyga lima)
Round-tongued Floating Frog (Occidozyga martensii)

True Toads (Bufonidae)

Common Indian Toad (Duttaphrynus melanostictus)


Asiatic Tailed Caecilians (Ichthyophiidae)

Yellow-striped Caecilian (Ichthyophis kohtaoensis)

Species of possible or historic occurrence in Bangkok

Mueller’s Blind Snake (Argyrophis muelleri)

    • – old record, may no longer be present

Tay Minh Water Snake (Enhydris innominata)

    • – old record is in error, only found in Mekong Delta

Oriental Whip Snake (Ahaetulla prasina)

    • – recorded nearby, but no records for Bangkok Province

Crab-eating Frog (Fejervarya cancrivora)

    – mangrove mudflats only

A few other species found outside of Bangkok

The following species are not found within Bangkok, but have been photographed by me during my travels elsewhere in Thailand, especially in Khao Yai, Kanchanaburi Province, and Chiang Mai Province. This is by no means an exhaustive list of the hundreds of herp species found elsewhere in Thailand

Mekong Mud Snake (Enhydris subtaeniata)
Puff-faced Water Snake (Homalopsis buccata)
Checkered Keelback (Xenochrophis piscator)
Khasi Hills Keelback (Amphiesma khasiense)
Green Keelback (Rhabdophis nigrocinctus)
Common Mock Viper (Psammodynastes pulverulentus)
Collared Reed Snake (Calamaria pavimentata)
Assam Mountain Snake (Plagiopholis nuchalis)
Collared Black-headed Snake (Sibynophis collaris)
Green Cat Snake (Boiga cyanea)
Thai Cat Snake (Boiga siamensis)
Malayan Pit Viper (Calloselasma rhodostoma)
Vogel’s Pit Viper (Viridovipera vogeli)
Malayan Krait (Bungarus candidus)
King Cobra (Ophiophagus hannah)

Intermediate Bow-fingered Gecko (Cyrtodactylus intermedius)
Doi Suthep Bent-toed Gecko (Cyrtodactylus doisuthep)
Flying Gecko (Ptychozoon lionotum)
Streamside Skink (Sphenomorphus maculatus)
Reeve’s Smooth Skink (Scincella reevesii)
Berdmore’s Water Skink (Tropidophorus berdmore)
Thai Water Skink (Troidophorus thai)
Green Crested Lizard (Bronchocela cristatella)
Forest Crested Lizard (Calotes emma)
Rough-bellied Mountain Dragon (Acanthosaura lepidogaster)
Burmese False Bloodsucker (Pseudocalotes microlepis)
Indo-Chinese Water Dragon (Physignathus cocincinus)
Bengal Monitor (Varanus bengalensis)

Siamese Crocodile (Crocodylus siamensis)
False Gharial (Tomistoma schlegelii)

Asian Leaf Turtle (Cyclemys dentata)
Elongated Tortoise (Indotestudo elongata)

Smith’s Litter Frog (Leptobrachium smithi)
Berdmore’s Narrowmouth Frog (Microhyla berdmorei)
Painted Narrowmouth Frog (Microhyla pulchra)
Dwarf Bush Frog (Philautus parvulus)
Pied Warty Frog (Theloderma asperum)
Northern Treefrog (Polypedates mutus)
Common Puddle Frog (Occidozyga laevis)
Marbled Sucker Frog (Amolops marmoratus)
Dark-sided Frog (Sylvirana nigrovittata)
Cope’s Assam Frog (Hydrophylax leptoglossa)
Green Cascade Frog (Odorrana chloronota)
Gyldenstolpe’s Frog (Limnonectes gyldenstolpei)
Limborg’s Frog (Limnonectes limborgi)
Taylor’s Stream Frog (Limnonectes taylori)
Inthanon Stream Toad (Ansonia inthanon)

Thailand Office of Environmental Planning and Policy: A Checklist of Amphibians and Reptiles in Thailand
Michael Cota, personal communication.
A Field Guide to the Reptiles of South-East Asia

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