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    Taxonomic name: Ramphotyphlops braminus (Daudin, 1803)
    Synonyms: Argyrophis bramicus [sic] Kelaart 1854: 137, Argyrophis truncatus Gray 1845, Eryx braminus Daudin 1803, Glauconia braueri Sternfeld 1910, Onychocephalus capensis Smith 1846, Ophthalmidium tenue Hallowell 1861, Ramphotyphlops braminus Broadley & Wallach 2009  , Ramphotyphlops braminus Conant & Collings 1991: 144, Ramphotyphlops braminus Cox et al. 1998: 12, Ramphotyphlops braminus D' Cruze et al. 2007, Ramphotyphlops braminus Glaw & Vences 1994: 350, Ramphotyphlops braminus Manthey & Grossmann 1997: 432, Ramphotyphlops braminus Mcdiarmid, Campbell & Toure 1999: 59, Ramphotyphlops braminus Nussbaum 1980, Rhamphotyphlops braminus (Daudin, 1803), Tortrix russelii Merrem 1820, Typhlina braminus Mcdowell 1974, Typhlopidae [sic] braminus Roux 1911, Typhlops (Typhlops) euproctus Boettger 1882: 479, Typhlops (Typhlops) inconspicuus Jan 1863: 11, Typhlops accedens Jan 1864, Typhlops braminus Dumeril & Bibron 1844: 309, Typhlops braminus Boulenger 1893: 16, Typhlops braminus Boulenger 1920, Typhlops braminus De Rooij 1917: 5, Typhlops braminus Jan 1864, Typhlops braminus Smith 1943, Typhlops braminus Stejneger 1907: 260, Typhlops limbrickii Annandale 1906, Typhlops pseudosaurus Dryden & Taylor 1969, Typhlops russeli Schlegel 1839
    Common names: bootlace snake, Brahmanen-Wurmschlange (German), Brahminy blind snake, Brahminy blindsnake, flowerpot snake, Serpiente-ciega de Braminy (Spanish)
    Organism type: reptile
    The flowerpot snake (Ramphotyphlops braminus) has been introduced around the world in nursery materials through the nursery trade. It is found in garden soils.
    Geographical range
    Native range: India (Kraus, 2009; Reptiles Database, 2010)
    Known introduced range: Oceania: Australia, American Samoa, Fiji, Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, Loyalty Islands, Marshall Islands, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands; South America: Argentina, El Salvador, Guatemala; West Indies: Anguilla, Aruba, Cayman Islands (Grand Cayman), St. Barts, St. Maarten; Africa: Benin, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritania, Mozambique, Nigeria, Senegal, Somalia, South Africa, Tanzania (Pemba Island, Zanzibar), Togo; Middle East: Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates; Asia: Pakistan, Taiwan, Japan (Izu Islands, Ogasawara Islands, Ryukyu Islands); Indian Ocean: Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Comoros, Mauritius, Réunion, Rodrigues, Seychelles; North America: Mexico, United States (Alabama Arizona, Florida and Hawai'i); Europe: Spain (Canarias) (Kraus, 2009; Reptiles Database, 2010)
    Compiled by: IUCN SSC Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG) with support from the Overseas Territories Environmental Programme (OTEP) project XOT603, a joint project with the Cayman Islands Government - Department of Environment
    Last Modified: Wednesday, 10 November 2010


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