Cream colored belly is contrasted slightly with the buff colored chin, labial scales, and lower edges of the dorsal surface.
Markings on the head are generally absent, though a large brown spot underneath the eye makes the eye appear much larger than normal.
Adult Tamaulipan hook-nosed snakes usually measure 18-28 cm (7-11 in), with the record length being 48 cm (19 in).
The Tamaulipan hook-nosed snake is found only in south Texas and adjacent northern Mexico.
A nonvenomous snake, Ficimia streckeri feeds on invertebrates, primarily spiders and occasional centipedes. The is a slow moving species and an adapt burrower, often burrowing through the folds of a captor's hands and into the soil below. They are not known to bite when handled, instead relying on an inventive way to startle an aggressor. Both species of hook-nosed snakes are known for creating a popping noise by everting and contracting its cloaca through its vent.
Not much is known about the reproduction of this snake, other than it is egg-bearing.
Ficimia streckeri can be found in thornbrush woodlands in the lower Rio Grande valley, often seen near man-made water sources such as stock tanks and irrigation canals. They also can be found crossing roads at night.
The Tamaulipan hook-nosed snake is not a protected species in Texas and can be legally collected with a hunting license.
In Texas, Ficimia streckeri is found south of San Antonio, nearing the Gulf Coast in Cameron and Willacy Counties.