St. Lucia threadsnake

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St. Lucia Threadsnake
Photograph by Dr. Blair Hedges, Penn State.
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Leptotyphlopidae
Genus: Leptotyphlops
Species: L. breuili
Binomial name
Leptotyphlops breuili
Hedges, 2008

Tetracheilostoma breuili - Adalsteinsson et al., 2009

The St. Lucia Threadsnake (Leptotyphlops breuili) is a species of blind snake endemic to the Caribbean island-nation of Saint Lucia.

It can reach a length of 119 mm. It is dark brown with two yellowish lateral stripes, like the closely related L. bilineatus (Martinique) and L. carlae (Barbados). It differs from those two species by having two spots behind its head, and a dark tail.


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