Notechis Scutatus Snake Venom | Tiger Snake Venom:
Notechis Scutatus Snake Venom | Tiger Snake Venom is extracted from a snake called Notechis Scutatus.
More details about Notechis Scutatus Snake Venom | Tiger Snake Venom:
|Purity||> 99 %|
|Packaging||In vacuum sealed glass vials, in secured parcel.|
|Common Name(s)||Mainland Tiger Snake|
About Notechis Scutatus Snake:
Tiger snakes (Notechis scutatus) are a large and highly venomous snake of southern Australia, including its coastal islands and Tasmania.
These snakes are often observed and locally well known by their banding, black and yellow like a tiger, although the species can be highly variable in coloration and patterning.
All populations are classified within the genus Notechis (Elapidae). Their diverse characteristics have been classified either as distinct species or by subspecies and regional variation.
While tiger snakes are usually ground-dwelling, they are able to swim as well as climb into trees and buildings.
The genus Notechis is allied to the elapid family, venomous snakes with fixed front fangs.
The classification of this genus is given as a single and highly variable species, Notechis scutatus, or a second species Notechis ater, and by an arrangement of subspecies or regional morphs.
A 2016 genetic analysis showed that the closest relative of the tiger snakes is the rough-scaled snake (Tropidechis carinatus).
The two extensively recognized species of this genus are Notechis scutatus (Peters, 1861) and Notechis ater (Krefft, 1866), which show further variety in their characteristics.
Notechis is a genus of large venomous snakes in the family Elapidae restricted to subtropical and temperate regions of Australia.
Tiger snakes are a large group of distinct populations, which may be isolated or overlapping, with extreme variance in size and colour. Individuals also show seasonal variation in colour.
The total length is typically about 1.2 metres (3 ft 11 in) The patterning is darker bands, strongly contrasting or indistinct, which are pale to very dark in colour.
Colouration is olive, yellow, orange-brown, or jet-black, and the underside of the snake is light yellow or orange. Tiger snakes use venom to kill prey, and may also bite an aggressor; they are potentially fatal to humans.
Tolerant of low temperatures, the snake may be active on warmer nights.
Tiger snakes give birth to 20 to 30 live young; an exceptional record was made of 64 from an eastern female.
They usually mate in spring when it is in the warmer seasons and will give birth to live young in summer.
In most Australian states, they are protected species, and to kill or injure one incurs a fine up to $7,500, as well as a jail sentence of 18 months in some states. It is also illegal to export a native Australian snake.
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