Whitaker's Sandboa
Non Venomous
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Family: Boidae
Genus: Eryx
Common name: Whitaker's Sandboa
Scientific name: Eryx whitakeri Das, 1991
Species: E. whitakeri
Birth: 100-110mm (4in)
Adults: 0.40 m
Maximum: 790mm (31in)
Region: In India Snake found few localities Kerala, Maharashtra, goa and Karnataka
Distribution: Small in length, cylindrical, stout bodied snake with a very short, blunt, rounded smooth scaled tail. Can grow to a maximum of about 0.79 metres. Head is barely distinct from neck. Eyes are small in size with vertically elliptical pupils. Dorsal scales are smooth to weakly keeled. Males with small cloacal spurs.
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