Atractaspis congica

Atractaspis congica

Atractaspis congica, Congo burrowing asp

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Atractaspis congica

Atractaspis congica, commonly known as the Congo burrowing asp, is a species of venomous snake in the family Atractaspididae. It is found in Africa.

Appearance

Uniformly dark brown or black both dorsally and ventrally. Snout very short and rounded. Portion of rostral visible from above about half as long as its distance from the frontal. Smooth dorsal scales in 19 or 23 rows. Ventrals 200–230; anal divided; subcaudals 19–23, a few of the anterior entire, the remainder in two rows. Adults may attain a total length of 45 cm (17+3⁄4 in), with a tail 3.5 cm (1+3⁄8 in) long.

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References

1. Atractaspis congica Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atractaspis_congica

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