Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A global citizen science platform
to discover, share and identify wildlife

Join Project Noah!

Indian sand boa

Eryx johnii

Description:

Adults rarely exceed 2 feet (61 cm) in total length (including tail), although they sometimes reach 3 feet (91 cm). Adapted to burrowing, the head is wedge-shaped with narrow nostrils and very small eyes. The body is cylindrical in shape with small polished dorsal scales. The tail, which is blunt, rounded, and not distinct from the body, appears truncated. Coloration varies from reddish-brown to dull yellow-tan.

Habitat:

The snake is found in dry, semi-desert scrub plains and rocky dry foothills. It prefers loose sand, or sandy soil that crumbles easily.

Notes:

These snakes are rather timid and shy, and bites have never been reported to date.

Species ID Suggestions



Sign in to suggest organism ID

No Comments

PramodCL
Spotted by
PramodCL

Rajasthan, India

Spotted on Nov 1, 2014
Submitted on Nov 12, 2014

Related Spottings

Sand Boa Red sand boa European Sandboa European sand boa

Nearby Spottings

Pallid harrier Yellow-crowned woodpecker Indian Fox Laggar Falcon

Reference