Ecarin is a snake venom (Echis carinatus) that directly activates prothrombin to meizothrombin This action is not dependent on phospholipid membranes and . Genus: Echis. Species: carinatus. Common Names Small in length, cylindrical and moderately slender bodied snake with a very short tail. Can grow to a. The saw-scaled viper (Echis carinatus) is one of the principal causes of snake bites in India. For the Haffkine Institute, these snakes are procured for their venom.

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Often found in small hills and scrub jungles.

The reptiles and amphibians of Dhofar, southern Arabia. If disturbed it assumes an S-shaped coil position and rubs the sides of farinatus body together making a rasping sound. Retrieved 31 July Secretary of State for India. Journal of Threatened Taxa 5 Local Effects Marked local effects; pain, severe swelling, bruising, blistering, necrosis.

In mice, the intravenous LD 50 ranges from 2. The type locality was not included in the original description by Schneider Viperidae Salamandra 17 Food of Snakes in captivity.

Echis carinatus – Wikipedia

Seek urgent medical attention. When doing so, they may overbalance and end up moving towards their aggressor an unusual behavior for snakes. The amount of venom produced also varies. Aipysurus mosaicus, a new species of egg-eating sea snake Elapidae: All rings or other jewellery on the bitten limb, especially on fingers, should be removed, as they may act as tourniquets if oedema develops. Recovery from bite of Echis carinata.


Tweet Please submit feedback about this entry to the curator. Schlangengiftseren – Probleme ihrer Enake, untersucht am Beispiel von Echis carinatus Reptilia: Some sources also mention several other species: Publishing, New Delhi, pp. Do not use Tourniquets, cut, suck or scarify the wound or apply chemicals or electric shock. The poisonous snakes of India and how to recognize them, Part II. The scientific results of the Oman flora and fauna survey Dhofar.

The Dangerous Snakes of Africa. Head scales are keeled.

Revue Suisse de Zoologie 83 2: Hematemesismelenahemoptysishematuria and epistaxis also occur and may lead to hypovolemic shock. Journal of Threatened Taxa 7 Views Snak Edit View history. Specimens have also been found in Balochistan at altitudes of up to m. Can you confirm these amateur observations of Echis carinatus?

South African Carinatjs Venoms and Antivenins. Contribution to the knowledge of the Gambian herpetofauna. Venom Haemorrhagins Zinc metalloproteinase. The subcaudals are undivided and numberand the anal scale is single.

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There are also reports that this species occurs in Iraq. Motivate Publishing, Dubai, pp. Litteratura Serpentium 3 6: The Snake 15 2: Prey Feeds mainly on rodents, frogs, lizards, arthropods and small snakes.


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Venomous Snakes of Africa – Giftschlangen Afrikas. Krieger, Malabar, Florida, ehcis. Echis Merrem There is a crosslike figure on the top of the head. Moreover, it lacks enlarged scales over eyes. A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, Volume 1.

The head is relatively small and is short, wide, pear-shaped and distinct from the neck. Results of the Czech biological expedition to Iran. The basis for reassurance is the fact that many venomous bites do not result in envenoming, the relatively slow progression to severe envenoming hours following elapid bites, days following viper bites and the effectiveness of modern medical treatment.

First aid for bites by Viperid snakes likely to cause significant local injury at the bite site see listing in Comments section.