Capable of growing to 115 cm, but most are closer to 65 cm. Colour pattern can vary from two-coloured to three-coloured. with black, yellow and red banding. Colour pattern on the body consists of often fairly broad red bands separated by much narrower sets of yellow-black-yellow bands. The numbers of black bands on the body may vary from 10 to 24, and an additional 3 to 8 on the tail.