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Brahminy Blind Snake Ramphotyphlops braminus


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Brahminy Blind Snake
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Family: Leptoyyphlopidae, Slender Blind Snakes view all from this family

Description Head and tail-tip look much the same, with no narrowing of the neck. The rudimentary eyes appear only as a pair of small dots under the head scales. The tip of the tail ends with a tiny pointed spur. The head scales are small and resemble those on the body. There are 14 rows of dorsal scales along the entire body. Silver-gray to purple.

Dimensions 12.5-16.25cm. (5-6 1/2")

Habitat Loose moist soil in shaded gardens.

Range Florida & Hawaii.

Discussion Look like earthworms but cant stretch like earthworms. Imported in soil from exotic plants. Ants and termites form main diet.