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Reticulated centipede-eater

Aparallactus lunulatus lunulatus

Description:

A medium/small (30 - 40 cm) sized snake with a brown head, black and pale brown scales, with about 6 darker spots along the top behind the head. This is the second record of this species from Swaziland, the first being a visual record, also in Mlawula Nature Reserve, in the Siphiso Valley. This is also the southern-most known locality for this species.

Habitat:

Savanna/woodland

Notes:

Observed at the Environmental Education Centre, Mlawula Nature Reserve.

1 Species ID Suggestions

reticulated centipede-eater
Aparallactus lunulatus lunulatus SAReptiles • View topic - Mariepskop survey pics


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6 Comments

KateBraun
KateBraun 6 years ago

Thanks! Bo

awesome spotting! nice photos!

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 6 years ago

You're welcome Kate.

pamsai
pamsai 6 years ago

Yes, lovely pictures Kate. Exciting to find it right outside our door!

KateBraun
KateBraun 6 years ago

Thanks, Scott. My size estimate was very rough, I was focussed more on getting the photos!

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 6 years ago

When you say "medium sized" that probably preludes the species I've suggested which would be described as small, but it does occur in the reserve http://www.sntc.org.sz/checklst/mlrepch.... and does look quite similar to http://photos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-... found in the suggestion reference.

KateBraun
Spotted by
KateBraun

Sifundza seLubombo, Swaziland

Spotted on Apr 19, 2014
Submitted on Apr 27, 2014

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