New born- 22.5cm.
Body stout, thick and robust. Covered with smooth scales of rhomboidal shape. Dorsal and tail reddish-brown, glossy brick red or olive brown with blue ting. Three distinct black stripes run along the body from neck to tail. Top stripe may be discontinuous while side ones stripes may be faint. First 5-6 dorsal rows upto lateral stripes bear similar color to belly.
Belly creamy white or deep ochre orange with three black stripes. Median line serrated which may be faint near head and before anal.
Head slightly longer than breadth; broader than neck; snout rounded. Eyes with vertically elliptical pupil. Nostrils and eyes at the upper level of head. Top of head similar to dorsal color. Upper lip bears color similar to belly.
Short and thick tail ends with pointed tip. Color similar to dorsal. Subcaudal scales paired. A median serrated line stars from anal and reaches to tip.