It can be identified by checking shorter length, extremely glossy body of gray-brown color and shorter tail.
Average length- 45cm.
Maximum length- 52cm.
Body cylindrical to slightly depressed, moderately thick and not much robust as compared to majority of Homalopsidae Family members. Covered with pitted smooth scales which lacks striations. First three dorsal rows yellow-white while rest of dorsal surface glossy gray or reddish-brown
Belly white with a dark mid-stripe in broken or unbroken form or entirely gray with white patches on outer edges.
Head moderate, slightly depressed and slightly broader than neck, snout rounded. Eyes with vertically elliptical pupil. Nostrils and eyes at the upper level of head which are dorso-lateral (more lateral). Top of the head and upper lip similar to dorsal and belly color respectively. Underside scale also similar to belly but often marked with gray edge.
Rather short and thick tail ends with pointed tip. Scales of tail edged with dark color and gives appearance of faint reticulations. Subcaudal scales paired. Color and patterns similar to rest of belly.