Gallery description : slow worm

Slow Worm (anguis fragilis) usually grows 20cm - 50cm (8in - 20in). Slow Worm is a reptile that usually inhabits grassland and woodlands. It has a scales skin type. The preferred food type is carnivore. The maximum speed it is able to reach is 0.5km/h (0.3mph). These reptiles usually live 10 - 30 years. The average weight is 20g - 100g (0.7oz - 3.5oz).

Facts about slow worms
NameSlow Worm
OrderSquamata
FamilyAnguidae
Distinctive FeaturesLong snake-like body and small eyes
HabitatGrassland and woodlands
Size (L)20cm - 50cm (8in - 20in)
Skin TypeScales
Conservation StatusLeast concern
Life Span10 - 30 years
GenusAnguis
Scientific NameAnguis fragilis
LifestyleSolitary
PredatorsCats, dogs, birds
TypeReptile
ClassReptilia
Top Speed0.5km/h (0.3mph)
ColourBlack, brown, tan, yellow, grey
Weight20g - 100g (0.7oz - 3.5oz)
PhylumChordata
Main PreyInsects, slugs, worms
DietCarnivore
KingdomAnimalia
Average Clutch Size8
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