Species Details


Common Bamboo Viper Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Trimeresurus gramineus
Family : Viperidae
Order : Squamata
Class : Reptilia
Phylum : Chordata
Other Name : Bamboo Pit Viper,Bamboo Pit Viper,Indian Tree Viper,Green Pit Viper, Indian Tree Viper,Green Pit Viper
Habitat : Bamboo Grooves,Forests
Description : The bamboo pit viper is a medium-sized snake, typically growing up to 70 cm in length. It has a slender body with a triangular-shaped head and vertical pupils. Its coloration varies from green to brown, with darker markings along the back. This species is found in a variety of habitats, including bamboo forests, lowland and hill forests, and agricultural areas.
Bamboo pit vipers are generally solitary and nocturnal. They are known for their ability to remain motionless for long periods, relying on their camouflage to remain hidden from prey and predators. The bamboo pit viper primarily feeds on small mammals, birds, and reptiles, which it ambushes from a concealed position.
Like all pit vipers, the bamboo pit viper is venomous. Its venom contains a potent mixture of enzymes and toxins that can cause severe pain, swelling, and tissue damage. However, the venom is not usually fatal to humans if treated promptly. The bamboo pit viper is not currently considered to be endangered, although habitat loss and overcollection for the pet trade are potential threats to its survival.
description written by: Zarin Tasnim,Department of Zoology,University of Dhaka ; information source:IUCN Red List Bangladesh-2015,www.indiabiodiversity.org; photo credit:wikimedia, photo copyright:wikimedia. more information please contact with us.