Scientific Name: Bungarus candidus (Linnaeus, ) Taxonomic Notes: Bungarus javanicus is considered to be a melanistic form of B. candidus (see Kuch. Envenoming by kraits (genus Bungarus) is a medically significant issue in South Asia and Southeast Asia. Malayan krait (Bungarus candidus). BACKGROUND: Bungarus candidus (Malayan krait) snake is a neurotoxin snake . Previous treatment after snakebite was mainly respiratory support until the.

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The smooth dorsal scales are arranged in 15 rows, with the vertebral row much enlarged. Handholding the kraits for any reason seems rather absurd to me, yet snake-handlers across the globe do it regularly. The bite wound should not be tampered with in any way.

Notes on some reptiles from the Malay Peninsula. Views Read Edit View history. To find a nest, this krait invades and takes over rat holes in the ground. Copyright and License information Disclaimer.

The snake is mainly active at night and is not fond of the sunshine. The diversity of a snake community in a karst forest ecosystem in the central Truong Son, Vietnam, with an identification key.

Malayan Krait – Blue Krait | Bungarus candidus | Highly Toxic Venom

Asian Journal of Conservation Biology, 2 2: Can you confirm these amateur observations of Bungarus candidus? Ralph Curtis Publishing, pp. On day 7, he was discharged at the request of his relatives without any improvement.


Bonn zoological Bulletin 60 1: Do be very cautious to not hand-hold any black and white banded snake in Thailand.

Search for related content. I have only seen one in a dozen of these snakes attempt to bite, and it was the result of being grabbed with tongs near the head.

Dorsal scales are smooth and glossy with the vertebral row enlarged and hexagonal. View this article with LENS. I tend to find them active most consistently between 9 pm. Bungarus krait venom is neurotoxic and attacks the human nervous system, shutting it down. Chimaira, Frankfurt, pp.

Bungarus candidus Linnaeus Death results usually hours after an envenomed bite that is not treated. Anticholinesterase produced a dramatic improvement in one patient. Articles by Kini, R.

Indian J Med Res. No attempt should be made to pursue the snake into the undergrowth as this will risk further bites. He could spontaneously open his eyelids 40 hours after receiving 38 vials specific antivenom.

Specific antivenom for Bungarus candidus.

One hour later, ptosis and occulomotor palsies as well as tightness of his chest were noted. General Shape Medium in length, slender, cylindrical bodied snake with a short tail ending in a sharp tip. We make a reasonable attempt to verify accuracy of information listed on this site. The basis for reassurance is the fact that many venomous bites do not result in envenoming, the relatively slow progression to severe envenoming hours following elapid bites, days following viper bites and the effectiveness of modern medical treatment.


Still, you should never hold one.

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Be careful around these snakes, their venom is very potent. Here’s our latest book with detailed information on Thailand’s 35 Deadly Snakes.

candidsu Can grow to a maximum of about 1. We found one in our yard whose black stripes were thinner than the one in your picture and so we are trying to identify cancidus. The first is deadly of courseand the second is harmless. Head is flat and slightly distinct from neck.

Erfahrungen bei der Terrarienhaltung von vier Arten nahrungs – spezialisierter Giftnattern der Gattung Bungarus Daudin,Teil 1 – Bungarus candidus Linnaeus, Szutz and Timothy M.