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Eastern Cottonmouth

Description:

Adult male. Approx 28".

Habitat:

Small, stagnant creek inside mixed forest.

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3 Comments

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 7 years ago

Well you should add that to the Scientific name space then :-)

KameronBurgess
KameronBurgess 7 years ago

Thank you, sir! I'm not sure why I didn't add the Latin name for this guy. Being an Eastern Cottonmouth, the name would be Agkistrodon p. piscivorus.

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 7 years ago

Hello. Since you know the identity of your organism (from your use of a common name), please go ahead and fill in the scientific name field. In this case for the "cottonmouth water moccasin" it is Agkistrodon piscivorus. This allows the spotting to be correctly entered into the database and become a complete record, letting groups and individuals use the data and find your spotting. It also takes the spotting off the "unidentified" list. If you are interested in learning how species are named and why this is important, see Project Noah's blog entry http://blog.projectnoah.org/post/2870249... Thanks!

KameronBurgess
Spotted by
KameronBurgess

North Carolina, USA

Spotted on Sep 20, 2013
Submitted on Sep 26, 2013

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