Can be identified by checking light and dark brown stripes on dorsal body. In this species the topmost stripe is lighter and narrower than adjacent stripes. This helps in differentiating it from very close looking and sympatric species Condanarus Sand Snake (P. condanarus) which bears darker and broader stripe on the top.
Average length- 70cm.
Maximum length- 90cm.
Body thin, long, slender and covered with subequal smooth scales. Ground color pale yellowish-brown with four dark brown stripes running transversely along the dorsal body. Top two stripes leave a light color stripe of yellowish-brown color. Side stripes near to belly lighter than stripes present on top.
Belly scales with rounded edge. Color yellowish-white, often the yellow color confined on the middle and makes a throughout stripe while side belly remains white.
Head elongated, covered with smooth scales and broader than neck. Snout depressed, tapered over lower jaw and usually have no patterns on top with ground color yellowish-brown. Distinct ridge found between the top and side of head. Two dark stripes which are found on top dorsals starts from the top of the head in forked form by leaving a short median streak. Upper lip white which is lined by dark brown or black streak on both side of eyes, usually . Large eyes with rounded pupil.
Long, slender and very thin tail having no dorsal stripes or the topmost dark stripes unite and retain to few portion of it.