Morphologically it can be identified easily by checking black dorsal body banded with yellow and white bands.
Average length- 35cm.
Maximum length- 47.5cm.
Body slender; covered with subequal, smooth & shiny scales of bluish-black or jet black color. About 25 bands prominently marked with yellow color on top and white on flank found from neck to end of the tail where they usually become narrow and have only yellow color. These bands are narrowest on top while broadest while touching the belly.
Belly color Glossy white without any pattern. Subcaudal scales paired in zig-zag manner, their color is same like ventral scales always.
Head broader than neck; covered with smooth and shiny scales. Eyes entirely black with vertically elliptical pupil. Well defined collar always present in this species which extends to posterior of upper lip.
Smooth scales having yellow color narrow bands. Tail length is normal as typical range with pointed tip.