AUSTRALIAN REPTILE PHOTOS, DISTRIBUTION MAPS AND INFORMATION
This site covers Snakes and Lizards, Crocodiles and Turtles, including Colubrid snakes, Pythons, Elapids (called Cobras or Coral Snakes in some countries), Sea Snakes, File Snakes, Blind (or Worm) Snakes, Sea Turtles, Freshwater Turtles (or Tortoises) Dragon Lizards (Agamas), Gecko's, Legless Lizards, Monitor Lizards (often called Goanna's in Australia), Skinks and Crocodilia.
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BLACKISH BLIND SNAKE
Anilios (was Ramphotyphlops) nigrescens
This species is not venomous and does not bite.
Found along the Eastern Coast and Ranges of NSW, extending into south-eastern Qld and north-eastern Victoria
Notice that the belly scales are not wide like most other snakes
Also these have a harmless spine on the very tip of their tail (barely visible in this photo)
Spending much of its life underground and feeding mainly on ants and termites eyesight is extremely poor.
The 3 pictures above were taken at Bendigo Victoria
photo above was taken at Glenbrook in the Blue Mountains NSW
photo above shows the harmless spine on the tip of its tail (Blue Mountains NSW)
Snake above is from Seaham near Newcastle in NSW
Last updated July 5, 2018