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Ramphotyphlops braminus

Basic information
Scientific name Ramphotyphlops braminus

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Common names Brahminy blind snake
Higher taxon Typhlopidae, Ophidia (Serpentia), Squamata, Reptilia
Natural range Unknown.
Habitat Crop field, grassland.
Invasion information
Range in Japan Range in Japan
Origin Unknown.
Date Unknown.
Route Accidental introduction (with building material, with garden tree).
Impact Unknown impact.
Regulation in Japan No action for prevention, mitigation, control, or eradication.
Introduced range in other countries Worldwide.
Reference Notes
  • Maenosono & Toda (2007) Distribution of amphibians and terrestrial reptiles in the Ryukyu Archipelago: A review of published records. Akamata. 18, 28-46 (in Jpn)
  • Ota et al. (1995) Colonizations of two exotic reptiles of Hachijojima Island of the Izu group, Japan. Biol Mag Okinawa 33:55-59.
  • Ota et al. (2004) Feral population of amphibians and reptiles in the Ryukyu Archipelago, Japan. Global Environmental Research. 8(2):133-143
  • Sengoku et al. (eds) (1996) The Encyclopedia of Animals in Japan 5 Amphibians, Reptiles, Chondrichthyes. Heibonsha, Tokyo (in Jpn)
  • etc.