The following description is of the first specimen reported from Egypt : total length 130 mm (up to 170 mm); tail 3.5 mm slightly longer than its width, terminating with a small conical spine; body cylindrical, rather thin, 2.7 mm wide, covered with smooth uniform sized scales, 20 transverse scale rows around the body; 320 dorsals between frontal and tail tip. Snout rounded. Eyes vestigial, visible below the juncture of the supraocular, preocular, and ocular. Rostral noticeably narrow, one-third of head width; nasals completely divided; nasal cleft proceeding from preocular. Four supralabials. Color is dark brownish purple, slightly lighter on the ventral side with the snout, tip of tail, and vent whitish. Generally darkest of all Egyptian Typhlops and Leptotyphlops.