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Malabar Pit Viper

Trimeresurus malabaricus


This is a venomous pit viper species endemic to the South Western Ghats in India. Their tails are prehensile. Many different color morphs are known to exist, including colors such as yellow, green, and brown. They are nocturnal and usually inactive in the day, sometimes seen basking on rocks or trees near streams.


It inhabits moist forests, both evergreen and deciduous, where it may be found on the ground, on low vegetation, or in shrubs.

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mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 7 years ago

Beautiful snake!

Radha 7 years ago

@Conor -- Thank you!

ConorSheaWing 7 years ago

Beautiful spotting!

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Karnataka, India

Spotted on Oct 23, 2010
Submitted on Aug 26, 2013

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