GENUS: PROSYMNA

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
Prosymna angolensis 15 121-163 P 16-26 E 6
(5/7)
3+4 1 1
(2)
7/8 1+2
(2+2;2+3)
Prosymna bivittata 15 154-180 P 22-32 E 6
(5)
3+4 1 2
(1)
8
(7)
1+2;2+2;2+3
Prosymna frontalis 15 153-199 P 32-54 E 6
(7)
3+4
(4+5)
1 2
(1)
8-9
(10)
1+2
(2+3)
Prosymna janii 15/17 107-129 P 24-36 E 6
(5/7)
3+4 1
(2)
2
(0;1/3)
8
(7/9)
1+2
Prosymna stuhlmannii 15 124-164 P 17-39 E 6
(5/7)
3+4
variable
1
(0/2)
2
(1)
8
(7/9)
1+2
variable
Prosymna sundevallii lineata 15 135-168 P 17-27 E 6
(5)
3+4 1
(2)
2
(1/3)
8
(6;7/9)
1+2;2+2/2+3
Prosymna sundevallii sundevallii 15 131-170 P 20-34 E 6
(5/7)
3+4
variable
1
(2)
2
(1/3)
7/8 1+2;2+2
variable
Prosymna visserii 15 189-208 P 37-57 E 6 3+4 1 2 7 1+2

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

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Copyright: Séan Thomas & Eugene Griessel - Dec 1999.