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Red
Sand Boa

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Red Sand Boa

Eryx johnii

Red Sand Boa is a widely distributed Boa found in Indian subcontinent. Among layman it is famous as Two-headed Snake" due to presence of very thick tail having rounded end. It can be easily identified by checking brown to blackish slender body having uniform thickness and small head. This is one of the most commonly used snake in snake charming work."

John's Earth Boa, Indian Sand Boa

Regional Names
  • Gujarati:
    આંધળી ચાકરણ, દમોઈ
  • Hindi:
    दोमुँही
  • Marathi:
    मांडूळ, तांबडी मांडवळ, माटीखाया (विदर्भ)
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Taxanomy

SQUAMATA
BOIDAE
Eryx johnii

Venom Status

Non Venomous

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