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Myriopholis perreti


Range: Southern Cameroon and northern Gabon


This species of African worm snake is nearly unknown in public record, the 1979 description the only source of direct accessible information on the species. It is described as reaching at least 28 cm in length, with a slender overall build and head only slightly broader than the body, a short, stubby spine-tipped tail to match. Dorsal scale count is 290-310, scale row count midbody 14 and 10 caudally. Coloration is pinkish tan to brownish, lighter ventrally. This species can be distinguished from its relatives M. longicauda, wilsoni, etc. by a shorter, narrower rostral scale that is separated from the subocular scales, and the scale dorsal counts.


Habitat: tropical forests likely in leaf litter at low elevations.


Prey: likely small soft-bodied invertebrates such as ant and termite larvae.


Lifespan and reproduction: lifespan unknown, likely under 7 years. Oviparous.



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