|Length:||Males grow to about 60 cm. and females to 90 cm. on average.|
|Colouring:||Body: Above – olive, grayish to dark purplish brown. Below- whitish, greenish or brown. Spotted with brown.|
Head: olive heavily suffused with brown.
Mangrove Pit Viper
The Mangrove Pit Viper, also known as Mangrove Viper, Shore Pit Viper, Gray’s Pit Viper, Purple-spotted Pit Viper and Shore Pit Viper, is a venomous snake native to India, Bangladesh and Southeast Asia.
This snake belongs to the Viperidae Family and they are classed as least concern by the IUCN.
Due to their potent venom people have died as a result of bites from this snake, because their strikes are very fast and they are known to have a bad temper. However this is not usually the case if medical attention is sought quickly.
Did you know...?
…that the Mangrove Pit Viper is in the Viperidae Family. Snakes in this family do not lay eggs but give birth to live young after their eggs hatch inside the females body.