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Vermicella annulata

Common Bandy-Bandy


There are five species of Bandy Bandy (Vermicella) is Australia. Common Bandy Bandy is the most widespread of the genera. Common Bandy Bandy is a smooth scaled, glossy snake with distinctive pattern of sharply contrasting black and white rings that continue right around the body. The snout is black and rounded and the tail is short and blunt. Its average length is 50–60 cm.

The species possesses a weak venom and is generally considered harmless due to small size of mouth and inoffensive nature.

It is a nocturnal, burrowing snake, found beneath the soil surface, under stumps, rocks and logs. It emerges at night to forage, especially after rain. It is known to feed on blind snakes. It is very infrequently encountered.

Distribution: There are a number of records around Queanbeyan and Carwoola.

Vermicella annulata is listed in the following regions:

Canberra & Southern Tablelands  |  Southern Highlands  |  Noosa  |  Albury, Wodonga  |  Greater Sydney  |  Townsville

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Species information

  • Vermicella annulata Scientific name
  • Common Bandy-Bandy Common name
  • Not Sensitive
  • Rare or uncommon Native
  • Non-Invasive
  • Machine learning
  • External link More information
  • Synonyms

    Vermicella annulate

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