Ranges through north central Florida with a few patches along the east and west coast of southern Florida.
Common within its range, this snake is found in pine forests, hammocks, and well-drained sand dunes.
A small, skinny, worm-like snake averaging 7-9 inches long. It has smooth glossy scales and a small flattened head. Its body is a solid light tan to salmon color, and its ventrum is pale and unmarked. It either has a solid dark grey or black head and neck, or the dark coloration is separated by a light cross band between the back of the head and the neck. The latter creates a separate cap and collar appearance.
Learn more with Schechter Natural History's Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians