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Eryx johnii (Brown Sand Boa, Indian Sand Boa; John's Indian sand-boa)


Wikipedia Abstract

Eryx johnii is a nonvenomous boa species endemic to Iran, Pakistan, and India. No subspecies are currently recognized.
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Eryx johnii johnii (Brown sand boa)
Eryx johnii persicus (Brown sand boa)


Maximum Longevity [1]  24 years


Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Sanjay Gandhi National Park II 439343 Maharashtra, India
Tansa Wildlife Sanctuary IV 51099 Maharashtra, India  

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)


Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran India (Maharashtra [A. Captain, pers. Comm.]) Terra typica: Tranquebar;

External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
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