Cerastes Cerastes Venom | Saharan Horned Viper Venom:
Cerastes Cerastes Venom | Saharan Horned Viper Venom is extracted from a snake called Cerastes Cerastes.
More details about Cerastes Cerastes Venom | Saharan Horned Viper Venom:
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Cerastes cerastes venom is reported to be similar in action to Echis venom. Envenomation usually causes swelling, haemorrhage, necrosis, nausea, vomiting, and haematuria.
A high phospholipase A2 content may cause cardiotoxicity and myotoxicity.
|Common Name(s)||Saharan horned viper, desert horned viper, sidewinding horned viper, horned s, North African horned viper, African desert horned viper, greater cerastes, asp and horned viper.|
About Cerastes Cerastes Snake:
Cerastes cerastes, commonly known as the Saharan horned viper or the desert horned viper, is a venomous species of viper native to the deserts of Northern Africa and parts of the Arabian Peninsula and Levant.
It is often easily recognized by the presence of a pair of supraocular “horns”, although hornless individuals do occur. Three subspecies have been described.
The average total length (body and tail) is 30–60 cm (12–24 in), with a maximum total length of 85 cm (33 in). Females are larger than males.
One of the most distinctive characteristics of this species is the presence of supraorbital “horns”, one over each eye. However, these may be reduced in size or absent (see genus Cerastes).
The eyes are prominent and set on the sides of the head.
There is significant sexual dimorphism, with males having larger heads and larger eyes than females. Compared to C. gasperettii, the relative head size of C. cerastes is larger and there is a greater frequency of horned individuals (13% versus 48%, respectively).
Distribution and habitat:
The snake is common in Iraq but is also found in Syria, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Jordan, Israel and Kuwait.
They can also be found in parts of North Africa including Libya, Egypt, and Sudan.
A member of this species was reportedly found and killed by locals on the border between the Peshawar and Nowshera districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan.
The incident was reported along with a photo of the dead reptile in ‘Aaj’, and Urdu-language newspaper published in the provincial capital Peshawar on September 10, 2019.
They typically move by sidewinding, during which they press their weight into the sand or soil, leaving whole-body impressions.
Often, it is even possible to use these impressions to make ventral scale counts.
They have a reasonably placid temperament, but if threatened, they may assume a C-shaped posture and rapidly rub their coils together.
Because they have strongly keeled scales, this rubbing produces a rasping noise, similar to the sound produced by snakes of the genus Echis.
In the wild, they are typically ambush predators, lying submerged in sand adjacent to rocks or under vegetation.
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