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Blind snakes

Etymology: 'Blind eye-family'
Notes: Blind snakes are small, fossorial snakes. Their eyes are greatly reduced and covered in a thick scale, but still functional. They feed primarily on ant eggs and ant larvae. They can release a pungent odour if disturbed.
Statistics: Reproductive modes:
Oviparous - 48 out of 48 Australian species

Size range:
Smallest Australian species: Fassifern blind snake (Anilios insperatus) at 9.7 cm
Longest Australian species: blackish blind snake (Anilios nigrescens) at up to 75 cm
Number of Australian genera: 3
Number of Australian species: 48
Genus name Australian species
Anilios 46
Indotyphlops 1
Ramphotyphlops 1
3 48
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