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Rena boettgeri
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Scientific classification
  • Glauconia Boettgeri Werner, 1899
  • Leptotyphlops humilis boettgeri –Smith & Larsen, 1974

Rena boettgeri, known as the Cerralvo Island threadsnake, is a species of snake in the family of Leptotyphlopidae.


The Cerralvo Island threadsnake is found in the Cape Region of Baja California Sur. This species appears to be absent from the higher elevations of the Sierra La Laguna. It is also found on Isla Cerralvo in the Municipality of La Paz.


This species is named in honor of Oskar Boettger.


Rostral rounded at the back, taking up about 1/3 the width of the head and almost reaching between the eyes. Nasale completely divided, nostril near rostral. The ocular reaches the edge of the upper lip between two supralabials, the front of which is just as high but narrower than the rear; 4 lower lip shields. 14 scales around the body. Body diameter 75 times included in total length, tail length 20 times. Upper side monochrome red-brown, below a little lighter. Total length 225 mm, tail 11 mm, diameter 3 mm.

It reproduces via sexual reproduction.

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