Ramphotyphlops braminus

Ramphotyphlops braminus

Ramphotyphlops braminus

(Flowerpot Snake)

FAMILY

Typhlopidae

Species

Ramphotyphlops braminus

Common name

Flowerpot Snake

Main colour

Dark purplish-brown

Body size

12-17 cm long

Location

Cairns, Townsville

Description

A slender blind snake, worm-like, eyes are reduced to dark spots, it feeds on termites, ant larvae and eggs. The body is purplish-brown and paler below. There are some small projections on the scales on the head, snout is rounded. This snake is introduced and all known animals are female.