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Brahminy Blind Snake

Brahminy blind snake is a non-venomous blind snake species, found mainly in Africa and Asia, but the species has been introduced in many regions of the world.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Subphylum Vertebrata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Serpentes
    Family Typhlopidae
    Genus Ramphotyphlops
    Scientific Name Ramphotyphlops braminus

    Other Names Flowerpot Snake, Common Blind Snake, Island Blind Snake, Hawaiian Blind Snake
    Length  6.35cm-16.5cm
    Color Silver gray to charcoal gray or purple; venter is grayish to brown
    Distribution Commonly found in Africa and Asia, also in the Americas and Australia
    Habitat Urban, agricultural areas, and dry forests, often underground around termite and ant nests; under moist leaves, logs and humus in wet forest
    Diet Eggs, larvae, and pupae of termites and ants
    Hibernation Fact Hibernates in groups during winter
    Predators Birds, monitors and other snakes
    Venom Fact Non-venomous
    Mode of Reproduction Parthenogenetic (asexual reproduction in which offspring develop from unfertilized eggs)
    Clutch Size/Litter Size 2 to 8
    IUCN Conservation Status Not classified

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    Published on August 24th 2016 by under Snakes. Article was last reviewed on 4th June 2019.

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