The Case of Incomplete Albinism in Indian Red Sand Boa Eryx johnii johnii (Russell, 1801) (Reptilia: Serpentes: Boidae)

Raju Vyas, Viral Prajapati, Dikansh Parmar

Abstract


First documentation about incomplete albinism in Indian Red Sand Boa (Eryx johnii johnii) is the case of partial albino with xanthophores. This unusually colored boa 110.5 cm long was confiscated from a snake-charmer by a NGO of Surat, Gujarat, India.


Keywords


reptile; snake; partial albino; Eryx johnii johnii; Gujarat; India

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.30906/1026-2296-2019-19-%25s-299-302

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