Like all members of the genus Imantodes, these snakes are elongated and very thin, highly specialized for arboreal life. Presented in 12 +2 to 18 + 2 maxillary teeth of equal size, but the last two that are larger and grooved and separated from the rest by a diastema. In addition, the latest, greatest and grooved, and separated from the rest by a diastema, are on the vertical line of the rear edge of the eye. Mandibular anterior teeth are slightly longer than the later.
This tree species live in a wide variety of habitats from tropical dry in the northwest, to the very rainy in the Northeast and up to 1500 m above sea level in the pre-montane wet forest.