The Anniella Alexandarae is found in sandy soils of South East of the Temblor range in San Joaquin Valley in California.
These species are found in arid areas with loose soil substrate. They are secretive animals that feed on small insects, larvae and spiders living out their entire life in small confined spaces. They avoid direct contact with sunlight being best suited in low temperatures of loose sandy soils. Breeding occurs live between early spring and July in moist warm loose soil of sparse vegetation.
These lizards are slender legless lizards with eyelids, shiny scales, shovel-shaped snouts and blunt tails. Its sides show a very bright orange color with its dorsal part colored pale olive and agree ventral coloration. It has a light gray ventral coloration having its point of insertion at its lower jaw differentiating it from others in the Anniella Specie. It is further identified with a mid-dorsal black stripe which is present from the parentals to the tail tip.
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