Ranges throughout Florida and coastal Georgia and South Carolina.
A ground-dwelling species that prefers dry, sandy scrublands and is often found on offshore islands. Likes to hide under natural and manmade debris.
A legless lizard that has the appearance of a snake, but has obvious lizard-like features on its head, including movable eyelids, visible ear holes, and non-flexible jaws. It has a long pointed face with black and cream speckling down the sides of its head and neck. This speckling fades into solid longitudinal stripes down the rest of the body and tail. Its back is mostly solid grey to brown with faint stripes. It has a dark brown to black dorsolateral line on each side, and is solid cream or tan below those lines and on the ventral surface. It can reach 15-24 inches in length. As with all legless lizards, they have a lateral groove running the length of their body, where the ventral scales meet the body scales.
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