The tentacled snake is the only species of snake to possess twin "tentacles" on the front of its head, which function as sensors.
The tentacled snake (Erpeton tentaculatum), is a rear-fanged aquatic snake native to South-East Asia. It is the only species of its genus, and the two tentacles on its snout are a unique feature among snakes. The method it uses to catch fish has recently been a subject of research. The tentacled snake is the only species of snake to possess twin "tentacles" on the front of its head, which have been shown to have mechanosensory function.
Its diet consists solely of fish, although a manuscript from the 1870s suggests that they eat plant matter, probably due to an accidental ingestion. Although it does have venomous fangs, the tentacled snake is not considered dangerous to humans. The fangs are small, only partially grooved, and positioned deep in the rear of the mouth. The venom is specific to the fish that the tentacled snake eats. Tentacled snakes spend their whole life in the water and can stay underwater for up to 30 minutes without coming up for air. They can move only awkwardly on land. In dry times and at night, the snake may burrow itself in the mud.
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