Worldwide there are approximately 2600
They can be found on every continent with the exception of Antarctica. Although anatomically similar they inhabit a diverse range of habitats, from the waters of our oceans, to the peaks of some of the highest mountains on earth.Snakes can be found at altitudes of 4900m
high in the Himalayas, on our coastlines, deserts, forests, rainforests, rivers, and even at depths of 100m off our shores.
Snakes can be divided into two groups, or suborders. Alethinophidians contain the most number of species, about 2400, and Scolecophidians contain around 260 species.
Both groups can be further subdivided into families (Scolecophidians), and superfamilies (Alethinophidians). See
for further breakdown and examples of each family.
Here we will investigate individual species in detail. We will describe habits, predation methods, diets, geographical distribution and physical attributes.
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