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Olive Oriental Slender Snake
Non Venomous
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Family: Colubridae
Genus: Trachischium
Common name: Olive Oriental slender snake
Scientific name: Trachischium laeve Peracca, 1904
Species: T. laeve
Adults: 0.35 m
Maximum: 572mm (23in)
Region: In India western Himalayas and Uttaranchal. Also Nepal (Found between 1650-2700m)
Description: Small in length, cylindrical bodied snake with a short tail and conical tail tip. Can grow to a maximum of about 0.57 metres. Head is indistinct from neck. Eyes are moderately small in size with rounded or vertically sub elliptical pupils. Dorsal scales are smooth (strongly keeled in males either side of the vent). Ventrals are rounded.
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