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Christmas Island blind snake

Christmas Island blind snake (Ramphotyphlops exocoeti)
Christmas Island
Photo © David Hunter
Ramphotyphlops exocoeti - Boulenger, 1887
Pronunciation  RAM-foh-TIFF-lops   exx-oh-SEE-tee
Etymology  Ramphotyphlops: 'beaked blind-eye'.
exocoeti: 'outside-sleeping'.1
Other names  Typhlops exocoeti
Typhlops exacoeti
Total length
Species avg: 35 cm
Clutch size
Length and clutch size information comes from a variety of sources, but primarily from Shine (1991) and Cogger (2000).
Description Distribution Natural history Conservation Further information More photos


Known only from Christmas Island, off the coast of Western Australia. Possibly extinct.

Found in the following Australian states/territories

Christmas Island


Plateau area of Christmas Island.

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