Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Lamprophis
Family: Colubridae (Reptilia)
Taxon : Reptile
Group : Animal

SPECIES
guttatus
NOTES

An endemic snake about 40 cm long with a fairly narrow head. It is found in rock crevices and is generally nocturnal. Its main food is lizards and geckos but it will also eat rodents. It constricts its prey. It lays 3-6 eggs in summer.


AUTHORITY
(Smith, 1843)
Sub Author
Conservation
Uncommon
Habit
Not Applicable
Land Invertebrate
n/a 


Colour
Notes: A brownish snake with darker brown blotches down its back. The underside is pale.
Colour: Brown
Common Name
Spotted rock snake
Spotted house snake
Gevlekte rotsslang
Snake
Habitat
NOTES: Lives in the bush but probably also occurs in the veld
HABITAT NAME: Bush
Uses
Toxicity
a harmless snake
Months
All year
Synonyms for Species
Lycodon guttatus
Alopecion annulifer
Boodon guttatus



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