Which Is the Smallest Snake in the World?

Which Is the Smallest Snake in the World?

Barbados Thread

Barbados Thread

Till now, scientists have discovered a total number of 2,900 species of snakes in the world excluding in Antarctica. Barbados Thread Snake is the smallest snake in the world. It belongs to the family of Leptotyphlopidae.  Snakes of this family are commonly called as Slender Blind Snakes or Blind Snakes. Barbados Thread snake is scientifically known as Lesser Antillean Thread Snake. This snake is as small and as thin as pencil lead. It is just eleven centimeters long. These smallest snakes live in the Caribbean seas of West Indies. These small thread snakes have no significant predators there. Hence these snakes live comfortably in the forests of West Indies. But scientists are warning that due to the increasing population and deforestation, thread snakes are facing the danger and threat of extinction.

 

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