Can be identified by checking combination of: Striped dorsal body with vertebral stripe of light color; two blackish spots, one on posterior body and other near tip of tail; and 15 mid body dorsal rows.
Head small, not broader than neck and of darker color than dorsal.
Dorsal ground color purplish-brown with fine dark stripes on flank. A light brown or reddish-brown stripe runs along vertebra either edged with black or with pair of rounded blackish spots at regular interval on both sides. Two black rings or spots found near end of ventrals and near tip of tail which are usually the characteristic feature of identification of this species.
Ventral scales bicolored, more or less dark gray or black with white rounded spots on outer edges or white part dominates dark. Underside of tail bright reddish-orange and regularly guarded with white spots on outer edges.