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Common Snakes
 
 
Trimeresurus purpureomaculatus
Other Name: mangrove pit viper, mangrove viper, shore pit viper
   
 


Venomous State:
painful but seldom fatal

General Description:
Shape/size: grow to a length of about 1 metre (3 ft)
Colour:
* show varieties of colour, from blackish to dark purplish brown, either uniform or variegated with pale green
* sometimes there is a white dotted line low down on each side of its body
* belly is brown or greenish and may be spotted with black

Habitat:
* Commonly occurs in offshore islands, coastal mangrove and swampy forests in Peninsular Malaysia
* quite common in the mainland as well


     
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