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saw scaled viper

echis carinatus

Description:

Saw Scaled Viper Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Subphylum: Vertebrata Class: Reptilia Order: Squamata Suborder: Serpentes Family: Viperidae Subfamily: Viperinae Genus: Echis Species: E. carinatus Local Name: Phurse Avg length: 40 cm Max length: 80 cm Identification: Light brown body with white spots on back. Two wavy white lines run along the length. White underside with tiny brown spots. Head scales are smaller, a pale brown or white spear mark is present on the top. Large golden eyes with vertical black pupils. Scales have saw like keels on them. The tail is short.

Habitat:

Rocky area, grasslands

Notes:

3 color morphisms Black Red Grey

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AnishGurjar
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AnishGurjar

Maharashtra, India

Spotted on May 21, 2009
Submitted on May 21, 2015

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