Short, cylindrical and somewhat robust body covered with subequal and smooth scales. Color iridescent brown of dark to light range with seven dark longitudinal stripes in whole dorsal body. Top row on 8th scale narrowest, dorsolateral stripes slightly broader and found on 5th or 6th rows, 3rd row with another thin stripe, ventrolateral stripe paler. Between these dark stripes scales in various shades of mottled pale brown and whitish. Broadest light color stripe found on 4th dorsal row bears large whitish spot on center.
Belly dark brown similar to dorsal and nearly as broad as breadth of ventral scales. Subcaudal scales paired in zig-zag manner.
Head short with obtusely pointed snout and scarcely broader than neck. Color entirely glossy dark brown or darker than dorsal ground color. A thick yellow collar present with is usually disconnected on top. Some indistinct yellowish-white patches may also present on the top shields especially on snout and temporal region. Small eyes have rounded or oval pupil but overall appears entirely black.
Short and thick tail ends with a thick tip. Color similar to dorsal body and have stripes in faint form.