It can be identified by checking combination of following characters: Striped dorsal body of dark color (top body stripe ighter than side stripes), 13 mid body rows and absence of internasal and loreal.
Maximum length: 57 cm.
Head small, not broader than neck and darker than dorsal color.
Dorsal patterns found in two forms. In first form four dark brown or blackish stripes run along the body by leaving vertebral stripe of light color and first 2-3 rows also remain light. In second form top dorsal stripe of light brown color is dented by guarding blackish-brown stripes.
Ventral scales marked with squarish shaped blackish patches which usually remain absent in subcaudal region of second form. Overall underside appears boldly dented throughout.