Red Purple Spotted Pit Viper For Sale
The Red Purple Spotted Pit Viper for sale (Trimeresurus purpureomaculatus) is a venomous pit viper species native to India, Bangladesh and Southeast Asia. Common names include: mangrove pit viper, mangrove viper, and shore pit viper.
Males grow to a total length of 66.5 cm, females 90 cm. The maximum tail lengths are then 12.5 cm and 14 cm respectively.
Scales in 25-27 longitudinal rows at midbody; 11-13 upper labials, the first partially or completely united with the nasal; supraocular very narrow, sometimes broken into small scales, 12-15 scales between them; head scales small, subequal, tuberculate or granular; temporal scales keeled.
Body color highly variable: above olive, grayish, to dark purplish brown; below whitish, greenish or brown, uniform or spotted with brown; a light line on scale row one bordering ventrals present or absent; head olive, heavily suffused with brown.
Ventrals: males 160-179, females 168-183; subcaudals: males 74-76, females 56-63, paired; hemipenes without spines.
Mangrove pit viper, mangrove viper, shore pit viper, purple-spotted pit viper, shore pitviper.
Found in Bangladesh, Burma, Thailand, West Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia (Sumatra and Java). The type locality is listed as “Singapore”.
- Very Toxic Venom, Not For Handling
- Tropical Species Requiring Temperatures From The Low 80s To Low 90s And Daily Misting
- Highly Arboreal So Be Sure To Provide A Taller Setup With Plenty Of Branches For Climbing And Perching
- This Is An Obscure Species With Not Much Field Info Listed On Them