Dutch Caribbean Species Register

Overview of the biodiversity of Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, Saba, Sint Eustatius and Sint Maarten

Brahminy Blindsnake Indotyphlops braminus

Photo: Michiel Oversteegen

Classification

Typhlopidae [family]
Indotyphlops [genus] (1)
braminus [species]

Classification

Typhlopidae [family]
Indotyphlops [genus] (1)
braminus [species]

Presence

Recorded on
  • Aruba
  • Curaçao
  • Sint Eustatius
  • Sint Maarten
  • Presence status
  • Introduced (2) - Aruba
  • Introduced (2) - Curaçao
  • Introduced (2) - Sint Eustatius
  • Introduced (2) - Sint Maarten
  • Natural distribution
  • Asia
  • Africa
  • Distribution description Native to the Indian subcontinent, but widely spread throughout the tropics (including West Indies) via humans.
    Notes on presence status St. Maarten population probably introduced via Florida (Powell et al., 2005).

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