Eryx jaculus

Common name: the Javelin Sand Boa

Conservation status: Least Concern

Distribution: Albania, Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Egypt, Georgia, Greece, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Macedonia, Morocco, Romania, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey

Size: up to 800 mm

Description: upperside coloration varies from grayish to yellow-brownish with dark bars in an irregular network and a dark streak from the eye to the corner of the mouth, underside is whitish or yellowish

Habitat: dry steppes and semi-deserts

Activity: nocturnal

Diet: small vertebrates

Reproduction: viviparous

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