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Malabar Pit Viper

Trimeresurus malabaricus

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3 Comments

Smith'sZoo
Smith'sZoo 8 years ago

Pristine detail. Brilliant photo!

Milind Pandit
Milind Pandit 8 years ago

Hi Willie !

Apologies for the delayed response. Here is some basic information of the Pit viper.

Name: Malabar Pit Viper

Binomial Nomenclature: Trimeresurus malabaricus

Family: Viperidae

Description:
Size: They grow till a maximum size of 80 cm.
Colour:Green in colour with light yellow and black spots

Habitat: Peninsula of India

Food: Feeds on rodents, frogs etc.

Range: Southern India

Behaviour : They are nocturnal and usually inactive in the day, sometimes seen basking on rocks or trees near streams.

There is some more info : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trimeresuru...

Cheers,

Milind

williefromwi
williefromwi 8 years ago

wonderful detail, any chance you would be willing to share some information about this beautiful viper? Thanks in advance for anything you can do.

Milind Pandit
Spotted by
Milind Pandit

Panaji, Goa, India

Spotted on Aug 14, 2012
Submitted on Aug 14, 2012

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