Typhlops obtusus (Slender blind snake)

Stompkopblindeslang [Afrikaans]

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Identification

The Slender blind snake can be identified by its slender body, rounded snout and dark brown colouration. It grows to an average length of 35 cm and a maximum length of 37 cm.

Distribution and habitat

Found in a narrow band extending from eastern Zimbabwe to central and northern Mozambique. Its favoured habitat is moist savanna.

Food

Unknown.

Predators, parasites and disease

Eaten by other snakes.

Reproduction

Unknown.

Longevity

Unknown.

Medical importance

None.

Links

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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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