Vermicella annulata

Vermicella annulata

Vermicella annulata

(Bandy-bandy)

FAMILY

Elapidae

Species

Vermicella annulata

Common name

Bandy-bandy

Main colour

Black and white bands

Body size

To about 75 cm long

Location

Townsville

Description

This nocturnal burrowing snake can be found in a wide range of habitats, not considered dangerous, preys on blind snakes. A distinctive snake with the alternating bands of black and white, including the belly. The head is not distinct from the body, snout black.