Native to southeastern Florida; specifically Miami-Dade County and the Florida Keys.
This rare species is found in hardwood hammocks and pine flatwoods, in areas with rocky and sandy substrate. It will occasionally be found in rock crevices or under shrubs in suburban habitats.
A small, slender snake with smooth scales and a short, blunt snout. It has a black collar on the dorsal surface of its neck, a grey head, and the rest of its body is typically a solid dark salmon color. It has a small, flattened head, and averages 6-9 inches in total length. Its ventrum is unpatterned and pinkish white.
Learn more with Schechter Natural History's Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians