Snakes in Korea
Korea has around eight venomous species, with the mamushi being the most dangerous snake in the country. Of the large snake species, the amur rat snake is one of the largest in the country, growing to a length of 70 inches.
The common snakes in North Korea include David’s rat snake, the Korean beauty snake, and the common European adder. In South Korea, one could find species like the ussuri mamushi, central Asian pit viper, and short-tailed mamushi.
|Adders||Common European Adder||–|
|Pit Vipers||Central Asian Pit Viper||–|
|Garter Snakes||–||Chinese Garter Snake|
|Hydrophis||Annulated Sea Snake|
Slender-necked Sea Snake Yellow-bellied Sea Snake
|Orthriophis||–||Korean Beauty Snake|
|Platyceps||–||Slender Racer Snake|
|Sibynophis||–||Collared Black-headed Snake|