GENUS: ATRACTASPIS

Species Midbody
scale
rows
Ventrals Paired
/Single
Sub-
Caudals
Total
Sub-
Caudals
Anal
Shield
Divided/
Entire
No of
Upper
Labials
No of
Upper
Labials
entering
the eye
No of
Pre-
Oculars
No of
Post-
Oculars
Lower
labials
Temporals
Atractaspis bibronii 21-23
(19;25)
196-260 S 18-28 E 5 3+4
(4)
1 1
(2)
5/6 1+2
(2+2)
Atractaspis congica orientalis 19/21 193-225 P 18-25 E/D 5 3+4 1 1 5 1+2
Atractaspis duerdeni 23
(25)
193-225 S 19-27 E 5/6 3+4 1 1
(2)
6
(5/7)

variable

NOTE: ( ) = Rarely + = And / = Or * = Scales around the eye

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Copyright: Séan Thomas & Eugene Griessel - Dec 1999.