Indian Sand Boa (Eryx johnii)
Scientific classification:
Kingdom : Animalia
Phylum : Chordata
Class : eptilia
Order : Squamata
Suborder : Serpentes
Family : Boidae
Subfamily : Erycinae
Genus : Eryx
Species : johnii
Important Facts:
Size 122 cm
Clutch Size 6 – 20 eggs
Life Span 20 years
They tend to prefer areas with loose sand or soil.
Sand Boas are found throughout arid and semi-arid regions of Africa, throughout the Middle East in Pakistan and India as well as the former Soviet states of Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan.
Small rodents, birds, occasionally lizards.
Chick alive – 1 no. (Weekly)