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Least Concern (LC)

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A small to medium, slender snake. Largest specimen has a total length of 447 mm. Tail relatively short, tail / total length = 0.15-0.18. Seven or 8 supralabials, fourth and fifth enter the eye, the sixth in contact with parietal in 50% of animals, otherwise feebly separated from it; 151-168 ventrals, 42-49 paired subcaudals, 19 scale rows around mid-body; anal divided .Color variable. A typical animal has olive-gray dorsum, with a pattern of round brown blotches separated with light interspaces; head usually with a dark hood extending from the interorbital area on to the nape, forming a partial collar around the neck. A prominent subocular stripe extends diagonally from below the eye to the corner of the moth. Venter yellowish or reddish, plain or with a chequered pattern of dark squares.

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