Rhinotyphlops boylei (Boyle's beaked blind snake)

Boyle se haakneusblindslang [Afrikaans]

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Identification

Boyle's beaked blind snake can be identified by its small size, beaked snout and yellow edged scales. It grows to an average length of 18 cm and a maximum length of 22 cm.

Distribution and habitat

Restricted to eastern Namibia and western Botswana. Its favoured habitat is dry savanna.

Food

Unknown.

Predators, parasites and disease

Eaten by other snakes.

Reproduction

Unknown.

Longevity

Unknown.

Medical importance

None

Links

References

  • Broadley, D.G. 1983. FitzSimons' Snakes of Southern Africa. Delta Books, Johannesburg.

  • Marais, J. 2004. A Complete Guide to Snakes of Southern Africa. Struik Publishing, Cape Town.

 


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