Ramphotyphlops suluensis

Ramphotyphlops suluensis, also known as the Sulu Islands worm snake, is a species of blind snake that is endemic to the Philippines. The specific epithet suluensis refers to the type locality.[3]

Ramphotyphlops suluensis
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Typhlopidae
Genus: Ramphotyphlops
R. suluensis
Binomial name
Ramphotyphlops suluensis
(Taylor, 1918)[2]
  • Typhlops suluensis Taylor, 1918
  • Ramphotyphlops suluensis Gaulke, 1995


The species is oviparous.[3]

Distribution and habitatEdit

The type locality is Bubuan Island in the Tapian group of the Sulu Archipelago.[3]


  1. ^ Kim, P. (2022). "Ramphotyphlops suluensis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2022: e.T169780A186015555. Retrieved 14 December 2022.
  2. ^ Taylor, Edward H (1918). "Reptiles of the Sulu Archipelago". Philippine Journal of Science. D. 13 (5): 233–267.
  3. ^ a b c Ramphotyphlops suluensis at the Reptarium.cz Reptile Database. Accessed 14 June 2021.