Updated: Aug 17, 2021
An albino Dragon Snake was discovered by Indra Perdana in their natural habitat within Indonesia. Albinism, also referred to as amelanistic or "amel" for short, is a genetic mutation in which the animal lacks melanin, a pigment-producing amino acid.
The mutation is typically characterized by pink skin and red eyes, although this can vary depending on the type of albinism. This is one of the first confirmed, documented discoveries of a morphological variety in Xenodermus javanicus. Albinism is known to occur in various animals and is one of the most common color mutations found in the wild, especially in reptiles. There is much we have yet to discover about the Dragon Snake, and we look forward to the mysteries this fascinating species has for us to study and learn about!