Scientific name: Gongylophis colubrinus
Biological classification: Species
Belongs to: Gongylophis
Gongylophis colubrinus, the Kenyan sand boa, is a boa species found in northern Africa. No subspecies are currently recognized. Adult specimens are rarely more than 91 cm in length. These snakes are heavily built with small heads, small eyes, and short tails. The color pattern may consist of a yellow or orange coloration overlaid with dark brown splotches. The belly is white or cream colored. They are readily available in the pet trade due to their small size, docility and ease of care. In recent years there have been a number of new morphs made available by both commercial and hobby breeders. Some of the more popular morphs available include anerythristic Kenyan sand boas, albino Kenyan sand boas, snow KSBs, stripes, hypo/ghost anerythristic KSBs, paradox albinos, paradox snows, splash and stripe combinations with any of the listed recessive traits. In addition many line bred traits have been accentuated on the above morphs, such as Nuclears, High Whites, Reduced Patterns as examples.