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Common
Sand Boa

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Common Sand Boa

Eryx conicus

The anterior dorsal scales are only feebly keeled, but these keels increase in size posteriorly to the point that they become so heavily keeled that it can make a squirming specimen really painful to handle. This also makes it look as if the front and rear ends belong to markedly different animals. Dorsally, the color pattern consists of a broad zigzag band or a series of dark brown blotches on a yellowish or brownish grey ground color. The belly is uniform white.

Russell's Boa, Rough-scaled Boa

Regional Names
  • Bengali:
    বালুবোরা
  • Gujarati:
    ભમફોડી, દરઘોઈ
  • Hindi:
    मिट्टीवाला साँप, बेलहा
  • Kannada:
    ಮರಳು ಹಾವು
  • Malayalam:
    ഇരുതലൻ മണ്ണൂലി
  • Marathi:
    डुरक्या घोणस, ककर्‍या, फोरसा, मातीखावा साप (वर्धा), फुप्ती (चंद्रपूर), फुरसा (कोकण), मालण (गोवा), पालेमुंडो (गडचिरोली), मांडवळ (जुन्नर)
  • Tamil:
    மண் மலைப்பாம்பு
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Taxanomy

SQUAMATA
BOIDAE
Eryx conicus

Venom Status

Non Venomous

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