Swaziland's Reptiles Database

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Lamprophis fuliginosus   
(Common House Snake)
(SiSwati: umdlume)



Description:

Key Features: a distinct python-like head, a uniform red to dark brown body and distinct white stripes passing through the eyes onto the side of the head

Comments: Occurs throughout the country in the highveld, middleveld, lowveld and Lubombo regions, less common in the highveld. Previously six localities listed (Broadley 1983), currently eleven localities recorded.

Habitats:  
Rocky ridges and slopes
Woodland
Valley bushveld


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