About this object

Adults are usually 80 - 140 cm in length, but some specimens have reached about 190 cm. They have big round eyes, reddish in colour. One distinctive feature that the snake has is a black blotch which runs from the cheek to the angle of the jaw. It is generally straw coloured with brownish spots running along the body. The belly surface is usually cream.

Object specifics

  • Accession no.
  • Scientific name
    Malpolon moilensis (Reuss, 1834)
  • Classification
  • Common name
    Moila Snake
  • Collector
    C F Dewhurst
  • Date collected
  • Place collected
    Africa: Eastern Africa: Eritrea: Hasmet
  • Measurements
  • Credit line
    Donated by C.F. Dewhurst, 1996
  • Red Book Data status
    Unknown or unrecorded
Object view = Natural Science
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