Bungarus fasciatus is the largest krait species in size. The body length of an adult snake is generally about 1.5 to 1.8 meters, including the tail. The cross section of the body is in the form of a triangle, marked by the apex of the ridge which forms an angle. Its body has a distinctive black and white brindle, each striped the same width. Often also found specimens with black and yellow streaks. Black stripes also continued to the lower part of the body, except for the head area. The head is black with a pair of yellowish white patterns on the top. His lips are yellowish.
The dorsal (back) scales consist of 15 rows in the middle of the body. The vertebral scales (above the spine) are rather large and different in shape compared to the other dorsal scales. The scales of the ventral (stomach) are 200-234 pieces with 23-39 unpaired subkaudal scales (under the tail) and single anal scales. There are 7 upper labial (lip) scales and some are located at the edge of the eye.
highly venomous snake. symptoms of snake bite may include headache, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhoea, dizziness, collapse or convulsions, and flaccid paralysis is a major clinical effect. bites potentially fatal if untreated.