NNTRC Snakes

Scientific Name

Calloselasma rhodostoma

Common Name 

Malayan Pit Viper


Physical Characteristics

Attains an average total length of 30 in (76 cm), sometimes they may grow as long as 36 in.

Geographic Range (South-East Asia)

Found in Nepal, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, northern West Malaysia.
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Prefers coastal forests, bamboo thickets, unused and overgrown farmland, orchards, plantations as well as forests around plantations.


Its diet consists of small rodents, birds and insects


Hemotoxin venom


Very aggressive and has quite a count of bites in its regions.

This page was last updated on: January 27, 2017