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Longnosed Worm Snake

Longnosed worm snakes are found in selected regions of the continents of Africa and Asia. These are nonpoisonous snakes, and has a strange resemblance to worms, especially earthworm, from which it gets its name.



    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Serpentes
    Family Leptotyphlopidae
    Genus Myriopholis
    Species M. macrorhyncha
    Scientific Name Myriopholis macrorhyncha


    Other Names Long-nosed worm snake, hook-snouted worm snake
    Length/Size 16cm (maximum)
    Body Coloration Light to purplish pink
    Habitat & Range/Distribution Throughout most tropical and subtropical regions of the north African and the southwest Asian countries
    Diet/Food Small insects including ants, termites and other arthropod species
    Venom Facts Nonvenomous
    Breeding Season Spring
    Clutch Size 2-8 eggs
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous

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    Published on November 16th 2018 by under Snakes. Article was last reviewed on 19th November 2018.

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