A large legless lizard from the family of spindles, whose range covers Southeastern Europe, Central and Southwestern Asia. Individuals can have a length of up to 1.5 m. Yellowbelly is often mistaken for a snake. Its main differences from the snake are the presence of movable eyelids over the eyes. Yellowbubbies feed mainly on mollusks (especially snails) and various insects, as well as small rodents, toads, snakes, other lizards, chicks and eggs of birds. Eating a large number of small rodents, they bring great benefits to agriculture.
At the beginning of summer, a legless lizard has offspring. The female lays 8-10 eggs and guards them. The yellowfin reaches sexual maturity at four years old. By this point, the size of the trunk increases three times from birth. The total life expectancy can be thirty years.