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Snakes

Brahminy
Worm Snake

Not Evaluated

Unknown

Brahminy Worm Snake

Indotyphlops braminus

Body thin (not thicker than a gel pen refill in general comparison), small, cylindrical and covered with very small and subequal scales. Head short, very slightly or not broader than neck, very slightly depressed but can be best observed from lateral view; snout rounded. Eyes very small and in the form of black dot on slightly lower side of the top of head. Tongue color white, with a pair of lateral papillae near base of bifurcation.

Brahminy Blind Snake, Flowerpot Snake

Regional Names
  • Gujarati:
    અંધ સાપ
  • Hindi:
    अंधा साँप, तेलिया साँप
  • Kannada:
    ಬ್ರಾಹ್ಮಣಿ ಹುಳು ಹಾವು
  • Marathi:
    वाळा, दानव, सोमनाथ
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Taxanomy

SQUAMATA
TYPHLOPIDAE
Indotyphlops braminus

Venom Status

Non Venomous

Quick Facts
  • It is the smallest snake found in India.
  • It is the only snake which is known to have one sex i.e. Females only.