Accepted scientific name:
Fordonia leucobalia SCHLEGEL 1837 (accepted name) 1 literature reference for Fordonia leucobalia SCHLEGEL 1837
Fordonia bicolor THEOBALD 1868 (synonym)
Fordonia papuensis MACLEAY 1877 (synonym)
Fordonia unicolor GRAY 1849 (synonym)
Fordonia varabilis MACLEAY 1878 (synonym)
Hemiodontus chalybaeus JAN 1863 (synonym)
Hemiodontus leucobalia DUMÉRIL 1854 (synonym) 1 literature reference for Hemiodontus leucobalia DUMÉRIL 1854
Homalopsis leucobalia SCHLEGEL 1837 (synonym) 1 literature reference for Homalopsis leucobalia SCHLEGEL 1837
Common names:
Common name Language Country
Crab-eating Water Snake, White-bellied mangrove snake English -
Phylum Chordata
Class Reptilia
Order Squamata
Family Colubridae
Genus Fordonia
Distribution: Australia (North Territory, Queensland, West Australia) Bangladesh; India (Bengal); Indonesia (Borneo, Irian Jaya, Seram=Ceram, Sumatra, Java; Timor, Ambon); Malaysia (Malaya and East Malaysia); Myanmar (Burma), Papua New Guinea Philippine Islands;
Additional data: Synonymy after COGGER 1983. Has been reported from the Nicobar Islands but is not listed by DAS 1999 for the Nicobar Islands.
Source database: TIGR Reptiles, Oct 2007
Latest taxonomic scrutiny: Uetz P.,
Online resource:
CoL taxon LSID: