Calloselasma Rhodostoma Venom | Malayan Moccasin Venom:
Calloselasma Rhodostoma Venom | Malayan Moccasin Venom is extracted from a snake called Calloselasma Rhodostoma.
More details about Calloselasma Rhodostoma Venom | Malayan Moccasin Venom:
|Purity||> 99 %|
|Packaging||In vacuum sealed glass vials, in secured parcel.|
The venom of this species is used to isolate a thrombin-like enzyme called ancrod.
This enzyme is used clinically to break down and dissolve thrombi (blood clots) in patients and lower blood viscosity to help prevent heart attack and stroke.
|Common Name(s)||Malayan Ground Pit Viper, Malayan Pit Viper, Malayan Ground Snake, Malayan Moccasin.|
About Calloselasma Rhodostoma Snake:
Calloselasma is a monotypic genus created for a venomous pit viper species, C. rhodostoma, which is endemic to Southeast Asia from Thailand to northern Malaysia and on the island of Java.
No subspecies are currently recognized.
Attains an average total length of 76 cm (30 in), with females being slightly longer than males. Occasionally, they may grow as long as 91 cm (36 in).
A specimen with a total length of 81 cm (32 in) has a tail 9 cm (3.5 in) long.
Dorsally it is reddish, grayish, or pale brown, with two series of large, dark brown, black-edged triangular blotches, which are alternating or opposite.
There is also a thin dark brown vertebral stripe, which may be interrupted or indistinct in some specimens. The upper labials are pink or yellowish, and powdered with brown.
There is a broad, dark brown, black-edged diagonal stripe from the eye to the corner of the mouth, with a narrower light-colored stripe above it.
Ventrally it is yellowish, uniform or powdered or spotted with grayish brown.
Found in Nepal, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, northern West Malaysia and on the Indonesian island of Java. The type locality is listed as “Java”.
There are unconfirmed, but credible reports from southern Myanmar (Burma), northern Sumatra and northern Borneo.
Habitat and diet:
Prefers coastal forests, bamboo thickets, unused and overgrown farmland, orchards, plantations as well as forests around plantations, where it searches for rats and mice.
This species is oviparous and the eggs are guarded by the female after deposition.
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