Ramphotyphlops affinis

Ramphotyphlops affinis

Ramphotyphlops affinis

(Blind Snake)

FAMILY

Typhlopidae

Species

Ramphotyphlops affinis

Common name

Blind Snake

Main colour

Usually pinkish-brown

Body size

15-22 cm long

Location

Cairns

Description

A blind snake, the body is pinkish-brown to dark brown above, head and flanks are paler and the belly is pale cream to whitish. The snout is angular or blunt and the tail ends in a short conical spine. It feeds chiefly on ant and termite larvae and eggs.