Species information


Rough-scaled Sand Boa

Eryx canicus spp

Eryx canicus spp - Rough-scaled Sand Boa


Common name

Rough-scaled Sand Boa

Scientific name

Eryx canicus spp




A buff, grey, tan or yellow background colour is marked by a series of dark spots which merge on the top of the snake into an irregular stripe. The head of the rogh-scaled sand boa is flattened to aid burrowing.



The savannahs of India, Sri Lanka and Pakistan.


Adult size

About 2ft for females, with males being smaller.


Approx lifespan



REcomended vivarium size



Basic set up type

Desert set up with deep (3in or so) substrate for burrowing.



The diet for the Rough-scaled Sand Boa should be made up of rodents.


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