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Anilios nigrescens

Blackish Blind Snake

Blind Snake

Blackish Blind Snake is one of over 200 species (ten genera) of blind snake found worldwide. Australia has 40 species confined to the one genera Ramphotyphlops. Blind snakes are small, non-venomous snakes and are rarely encountered. They are nocturnal and usually burrow through the soil, although they may be seen moving on the surface on warm humid nights. They feed primarily on ants and termites. Most are pink or grey in colour with extremely shiny scales. They are incapable of biting. The Blackish Blind Snake may grow up to 75cm.

Distribution: Many sightings in Canberra, probably due to intensive reptile surveying.

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Anilios nigrescens (Blackish Blind Snake) at Carwoola, NSW - 16 Jan 2021 by TBooth Anilios nigrescens (Blackish Blind Snake) at Booth, ACT - 13 Jan 2021 by TimotheeBonnet Anilios nigrescens (Blackish Blind Snake) at Mount Majura - 19 Nov 2020 by Avery Anilios nigrescens (Blackish Blind Snake) at ANBG - 29 Oct 2020 by helenking Anilios nigrescens (Blackish Blind Snake) at Mount Ainslie - 24 Oct 2020 by Frogmouth Anilios nigrescens (Blackish Blind Snake) at Kaleen, ACT - 8 Oct 2020 by tpreston Anilios nigrescens (Blackish Blind Snake) at Russell, ACT - 25 Mar 2020 by Gabrielle.Merrick Anilios nigrescens (Blackish Blind Snake) at Molonglo River Park - 21 Jan 2020 by Kliston Ramphotyphlops nigrescens (Blackish Blind Snake) at Lake George, NSW - 16 Feb 2019 by MPennay Ramphotyphlops nigrescens (Blackish Blind Snake) at Colinton, NSW - 20 Dec 2018 by Graham12 Ramphotyphlops nigrescens (Blackish Blind Snake) at Mount Ainslie - 21 Nov 2018 by jbromilow50 Ramphotyphlops nigrescens (Blackish Blind Snake) at Wallaroo, NSW - 18 Oct 2018 by RobSpeirs Ramphotyphlops nigrescens (Blackish Blind Snake) at Acton, ACT - 11 Nov 2017 by AndrewCB Ramphotyphlops nigrescens (Blackish Blind Snake) at Wandiyali-Environa Conservation Area - 12 Oct 2017 by Wandiyali Ramphotyphlops nigrescens (Blackish Blind Snake) at Mount Ainslie - 14 Feb 2017 by NickDaines Ramphotyphlops nigrescens (Blackish Blind Snake) at Black Mountain - 19 Dec 2016 by nic.mikhailovich Ramphotyphlops nigrescens (Blackish Blind Snake) at Black Mountain - 24 Nov 2016 by rupert.b Ramphotyphlops nigrescens (Blackish Blind Snake) at Bango, NSW - 22 Dec 2014 by Renzy357 Anilios nigrescens (Blackish Blind Snake) at Kinleyside - 26 Nov 2012 by RobSpeirs Ramphotyphlops nigrescens (Blackish Blind Snake) at Googong Foreshore - 14 Sep 1985 by wombey Ramphotyphlops nigrescens (Blackish Blind Snake) at Molonglo River Park - 23 Oct 1976 by wombey
Anilios nigrescens (Blackish Blind Snake) at Carwoola, NSW - 16 Jan 2021 by TBooth
Anilios nigrescens (Blackish Blind Snake) at Booth, ACT - 13 Jan 2021 by TimotheeBonnet
Anilios nigrescens (Blackish Blind Snake) at Mount Majura - 19 Nov 2020 by Avery
Anilios nigrescens (Blackish Blind Snake) at ANBG - 29 Oct 2020 by helenking
Anilios nigrescens (Blackish Blind Snake) at Mount Ainslie - 24 Oct 2020 by Frogmouth
Anilios nigrescens (Blackish Blind Snake) at Kaleen, ACT - 8 Oct 2020 by tpreston
Anilios nigrescens (Blackish Blind Snake) at Russell, ACT - 25 Mar 2020 by Gabrielle.Merrick
Anilios nigrescens (Blackish Blind Snake) at Molonglo River Park - 21 Jan 2020 by Kliston
Ramphotyphlops nigrescens (Blackish Blind Snake) at Lake George, NSW - 16 Feb 2019 by MPennay
Ramphotyphlops nigrescens (Blackish Blind Snake) at Colinton, NSW - 20 Dec 2018 by Graham12
Ramphotyphlops nigrescens (Blackish Blind Snake) at Mount Ainslie - 21 Nov 2018 by jbromilow50
Ramphotyphlops nigrescens (Blackish Blind Snake) at Wallaroo, NSW - 18 Oct 2018 by RobSpeirs
Ramphotyphlops nigrescens (Blackish Blind Snake) at Acton, ACT - 11 Nov 2017 by AndrewCB
Ramphotyphlops nigrescens (Blackish Blind Snake) at Wandiyali-Environa Conservation Area - 12 Oct 2017 by Wandiyali
Ramphotyphlops nigrescens (Blackish Blind Snake) at Mount Ainslie - 14 Feb 2017 by NickDaines
Ramphotyphlops nigrescens (Blackish Blind Snake) at Black Mountain - 19 Dec 2016 by nic.mikhailovich
Ramphotyphlops nigrescens (Blackish Blind Snake) at Black Mountain - 24 Nov 2016 by rupert.b
Ramphotyphlops nigrescens (Blackish Blind Snake) at Bango, NSW - 22 Dec 2014 by Renzy357
Anilios nigrescens (Blackish Blind Snake) at Kinleyside - 26 Nov 2012 by RobSpeirs
Ramphotyphlops nigrescens (Blackish Blind Snake) at Googong Foreshore - 14 Sep 1985 by wombey
Ramphotyphlops nigrescens (Blackish Blind Snake) at Molonglo River Park - 23 Oct 1976 by wombey

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Species information

  • Anilios nigrescens Scientific name
  • Blackish Blind Snake Common name
  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive
  • 582.71m to 799.167741935484m Recorded at altitude
  • External link More information
  • Synonyms

    Ramphotyphlops nigrescens

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