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Snakes

Common
Krait

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Common Krait

Bungarus caeruleus

Common Krait is an infamous venomous snake capable for delivering neurotoxic bite during night time. This is one of the most common medically significant snake also the member of Big Four" of India. Morphologically it is identified by glossy blue-black body with fine milky white bands. For precise identification sometimes it is necessary to check presence of Hexagonal scales along vertebra and prominence of bands on tail side while absence of neck region."

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Regional Names
  • Bengali:
    শঙ্খিনি (North Bengal), ডোমনাচিতি (North Bengal), শিয়ার চাঁদা (South Bengal), কালকেউটে সাপ, কালাচ
  • Gujarati:
    કાળોતરો
  • Hindi:
    करैत, कैली
  • Kannada:
    ಕಟ್ಟು ಹಾವು
  • Malayalam:
    വെള്ളിക്കെട്ടൻ, വളകൊഴുപ്പന്‍, എട്ടടി വീരന്‍
  • Marathi:
    मण्यार, चंद्र कांडर (तळ कोकण), काणेर (गोवा), चूड (पालघर), नरकाकल्ले (गडचिरोली)
  • Nepali:
    करेट
  • Oriya:
    ରଣା
  • Punjabi:
    ਭਾਰਤੀ ਕਰੈਤ
  • Tamil:
    கட்டுவிரியன், புடையன்
  • Telugu:
    కట్లపాము
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Taxanomy

SQUAMATA
ELAPIDAE
Bungarus caeruleus

Venom Status

Venomous

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