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Snakes

Russell's
Viper

Least Concern

Decreasing

Russell's Viper

Daboia russelii

Russell's Viper is the most widely distributed Viper family member which is infamous for its fascinating whistle and long fangs. This is one of the most bite and death causing venomous snake in Indian subcontinent and the member of Big Four of India. It can be easily identified by checking oval shaped hollow or solid spots in three rows in dorsal body and highly keeled non-shiny scales. However even with specific body patterns layman sometime assume it to be juvenile of Python.

Chain Viper

Regional Names
  • Bengali:
    চন্দ্রবোড়া, উলু বোড়া
  • Gujarati:
    ખડચિતડ, કામળીઓ
  • Hindi:
    दबोईया
  • Kannada:
    ಕೊಳಕ ಮಂಡಲ
  • Marathi:
    घोणस, सोन्या परड (वर्धा), कांबळ्या (उत्तर कोकण), सूर्य कांडर (तळ कोकण), पिरीमिटी (विदर्भ), कुसडो (गोवा), माहोळ (गोवा), बहिर्‍या परड (चंद्रपूर), जोगीरा (वेल्हा)
  • Tamil:
    கண்ணாடி விரியன்
  • Telugu:
    రక్త పింజరి
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Taxanomy

SQUAMATA
VIPERIDAE
Daboia russelii

Venom Status

Venomous

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