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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Cladus: Sarcopterygii
Cladus: Rhipidistia
Cladus: Tetrapodomorpha
Cladus: Eotetrapodiformes
Cladus: Elpistostegalia
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Cladus: Eureptilia
Cladus: Romeriida
Subclassis: Diapsida
Cladus: Sauria
Infraclassis: Lepidosauromorpha
Superordo: Lepidosauria
Ordo: Squamata
Subordo: Serpentes
Infraordo: Caenophidia
Superfamilia: Colubroidea

Familia: Colubridae
Subfamilia: Natricinae
Genus: Hydrablabes
Species: H. periops – H. praefrontalis

Vernacular names
English: Small-eyed Snakes

Hydrablabes is a genus of snakes in the subfamily Natricinae of the family Colubridae. The genus contains two species.

Geographic range

Both species of the genus Hydrablabes are endemic to Borneo.

The following two species are recognized as being valid.[1]

Hydrablabes periops (Günther, 1872) — olive small-eyed snake
Hydrablabes praefrontalis (Mocquard, 1890) — Mocquard's small-eyed snake

Nota bene: A binomial authority in parentheses indicates that the species was originally described in a genus other than Hydrablabes.

Genus Hydrablabes at The Reptile Database.

Further reading

Boulenger GA (1891). "Remarks on the Herpetological Fauna of Mount Kina Baloo, North Borneo". Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Sixth Series 7: 341–345. (Hydrablabes, new genus, p. 343-344).
Boulenger GA (1893). Catalogue of the Snakes in the British Museum (Natural History). Volume I., Containing the Families ... Colubridæ Aglyphæ, part. London: Trustees of the British Museum (Natural History). (Taylor and Francis, printers). xiii + 448 pp. + Plates I-XXVIII. (Genus Hydrablabes, p. 296; species H. periops, p. 296; species H. præfrontalis, p. 297).
Das I (2006). A Photographic Guide to Snakes and other Reptiles of Borneo. Sanibel Island, Florida: Ralph Curtis Books. 144 pp. ISBN 0-88359-061-1. (Hydrablabes periops, pp. 9, 38; H. praefrontalis, p. 10).


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