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Flowerpot blind snake

flowerpot blind snake (Indotyphlops braminus)
Brisbane, Queensland
Photo © Mark Sanders
Indotyphlops braminus - (Daudin, 1803)
Pronunciation  INN-doe-TIFF-lops   BRAH-min-uss
Etymology  Indotyphlops: "Name refers to the Indian to Indonesian distribution of the species."
braminus: 'of India'.1
Other names   
Total length
Species avg: 12 cm
Species max: 17 cm
Clutch size
Average: 4
Range: 1 - 8
Length and clutch size information comes from a variety of sources, but primarily from Shine (1991) and Cogger (2000).
Description Distribution Natural history Conservation Further information More photos


This invasive species is being found in more and more locations around Australia. It first showed up in Darwin and the Torres Strait, then Townsville2, and now it's found in scattered locations from Brisbane to the Pilbara. Mainly found in association with human habitation and transportation corridors.

Found in the following Australian states/territories

Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia


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