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Shore Pit Viper

Shore Pit Viper is a species of extremely poisonous snakes endemic to different countries of the Indian subcontinent. They are found in two subspecies – theMangrove pit viper, and the Nicobar mangrove pit viper.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Subphylum Vertebrata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Serpentes
    Family Viperidae
    Subfamily Crotalinae
    Genus Trimeresurus
    Species T. purpureomaculatus
    Scientific Name Trimeresuruspur pureomaculatus

    Other Names Mangrove pit viper, mangrove viper, purple-spotted pit viper, shore pitviper
    Length 66.5 to 90cm
    Coloration Dark brownish gray with darker patters on the back and sides, while the eyes are bright orange
    Distribution India, Bangladesh and Southeast Asia
    Habitat Dense vegetation and forest areas with large trees
    Diet Frogs, small snakes and other reptiles, also small birds and eggs and fish at times
    Venom Fact Highly venomous
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on March 27th 2017 by under Snakes. Article was last reviewed on 14th June 2019.

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