Dipsas indica

Dipsas indica
Not evaluated
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Colubridae
Genus: Dipsas
Species: D. indica
Binomial name
Dipsas indica
Laurenti, 1768

Dipsas indica, also known as the Neo-tropical snail-eater, is a snake species found in South America.[1] It feeds on slugs and snails, which the snake can extract from their shells using its slender jaw.[2]

There are two subspecies:[1]


  1. 1 2 Dipsas indica at the Reptarium.cz Reptile Database. Accessed 6 July 2015.
  2. Sazima, I. (1989). "Feeding behavior of the snail-eating snake, Dipsas indica". Journal of Herpetology. 23 (4): 464–468. doi:10.2307/1564072. JSTOR 1564072.

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