Physical characteristics[ edit ] E. Ventrally, it is uniformly yellow. They include amphibians also, eggs and tadpoles , invertebrates, lizards , fish , birds , and small rodents. However, there is little information on its feeding habits. Sexual maturity is positively correlated to mean body size.
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Liophis miliaris is stout bodied muscular and relatively short tailed. They include amphibians also, eggs and tadpoles , invertebrates, lizards , fish , birds , and small rodents.
However, there is little information on its feeding habits. Template:Citation needed Sexual maturity Edit Sexual maturity is regarded by experts as difficult to determine, however, can be assed by the snout-vent length SVL. Size at sexual maturity is positively correlated to the mean body sizes. Also, if they had oviductal eggs. Males were considered mature if the testes were large and turgid or if the deferent ducts were opaque and convoluted, indicating the presence of sperm.
Females in the subspecies population of Liophis miliaris meremmii and Liophis miliaris orines were seen to be greater in body size than the males. Adult females are larger in the subspecies meremii and orines. They were seen to be larger than the adult males. The sexual dimorphism index was seen to be similar in the geographic areas of the Northern coastal Atlantic forest, Southern coastal Atlantic forest, Northern inland Atlantic forest and southern inland Atlantic forest.
This was indicative of no geographic variation in sexual size dimorphism. It is believed that body size may differ either because of local genetic modification or direct phenotypic effect of food availability on the growth rates.
In addition to body sizes, the comparison of head size in Liophis miliaris is seen to show no dimorphism. Head size is considered to be associated with inter-sexual dietary divergence. The mean egg volume in the Southern coast Atlantic forest was seen to be the largest of the four regions. The reproductive frequency was low in Northern coast Atlantic forest than the other regions. The only inferences that have been made are those with the influence on natural populations. It is thought to be related to the snakes feeding behavior and immunological resistance.
Two parasites were discovered in the subspecies orines and merimii. The first was adults of Ophidiascaris sp. Nemaotoda in the stomach. Also Cystacaths of Oligatanthorynchus spira Acanthocephala in the peritoneum. The prevalence sought in the four different regions N. The lowest prevalence was seen in the N. The Level of parasite infestation did not differ within the males and females. Female reproductive status was unaffected by the level of infection, nor did the number of eggs she carried.
Male reproductive system was unaffected by the level of infestation as well. However, they made a mistake. It was later discovered by Dixon and Tipton through various comparisons of body composition, that Liophis miliaris intermedius was actually Liophis reginae. V, Andes Eterovic, and Whaldener Endo. V Marques.
Species was not fully specified, species name missing!