Can be identified easily by checking glossy dark brown or black dorsal body with yellowish bands.
Average length- 90cm.
Maximum length- 130cm.
Body slender glossy black or brownish with 39-47 unpaired yellowish-white bands on body except tail. Vertebral spots absent. Markings absent or indistinct in juveniles.
Belly glossy yellow-white. Underside of tail mottled with gray-black color. Like all other Kraits subcaudal scales undivided.
Head depressed with rounded snout; slightly broader than neck. Upper lip brown, yellow or white. Eyes looks entirely black in live state with rounded pupil.
Shorter and ends with pointed tip. 9-13 dorsal bands continues till the end with equal prominence. Subcaudal scales mottled with grayish-black and unpaired.