Echis carinatus

Saw scaled viper

Venomous 💀💀💀💀 Very dangerous ref
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Warning. 

Saw scale vipers (genus: Echis) are responsible for many serious bites with lethal outcome. Estimations say that anually >10.000 people die after bites from saw scale vipers. These little snakes can be very aggressive and strike easily.
  • Length Adult

  • up to 90 cm ref
  • Length Newborn

  • 8 to 15.2 cm ref
  • Weight Range

  • ??? gr - 92.8 gr ref
  • Pupil Shape

  • slit (or elliptical) 
  • Dentition Type

  • foldable front fangs ref
  • Teeth/Fang Length

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Altitude range

Vertical distribution

??? to ??? meter above sea level ref

Subspecies & Common Names

Echis carinatus  0 AR حية سيد دخيل (Said Dekhil snake), BG Пясъчна усойница (Pyasŭchna usoĭnitsa), BN কাঁটা আঁইশা বোড়া (Kām̐ṭā ām̐iśā bōṛā), খুঁদে চন্দ্রবোড়া (Khum̐dē candrabōṛā), ফুরসা বোড়া সাপ (Pharsā bōṛā sāpa), বঙ্করাজ। (Baṅkarāja), DE Gemeine Sandrasselotter, EN African carpet viper, Central Asian saw scaled viper, Egyptian saw scaled viper, Indian saw scaled viper, Little Indian viper, Saw scaled Carpet Viper, Saw scaled viper, FA مار جعفری (Jafaree snake), FI Pyramidikyy, FR Échide carénée, GU Tarachha, Zeri padkoo udaneyn, HI अफई (aphee), IT Echide multisquamato, JA カーペットバイパー (Kāpettobaipā), KN Kallu haavu, LOCAL Phissi, ML അണലി (anali), ചുരുട്ടമണ്ഡലി (curuṭṭamaṇḍali), MR आग्या फुरसे तळ कोकण (Āgyā phurasē taḷa kōkaṇa), कांडर वर्धा, फुरसं (Phurasaṁ), फुरसे, रक्ती कांबळ्या उत्तर कोकण (Raktī kāmbaḷyā uttara kōkaṇa), रक्ती परड विदर्भ (Raktī paraḍa vidarbha), NL Zaagschubadder, OR Dhuli Naga, PL Efa piaskowa, RU эфа песчаная, SD Janndi, Kuppur, SI වැලි පොලඟා (væli polan̆gā), TA Surattai pambu, Viriyan pamboo, சுருட்டை விரியன் (surutai vireyan), சுருட்டைவிரியன் (Curuṭṭaiviriyaṉ), TE Chinna pinjara, Thoti pinjara, TG Афъӣ, UR Lundi Echis carinatus carinatus 1 Echis carinatus sochureki 51 DE Pakistanische Sandrasselotter, EN Sochurek's saw scaled viper

Full Taxonomy

  • I. Superfamily Colubroidea

  • Colubrids, elapids and vipers
  • II. Family Viperidae

  • Vipers and pit vipers
  • III. Subfamily Viperinae

  • True vipers
  • IV. Genus Echis

  • Saw-scaled vipers
  • V. Species Echis carinatus

  • Saw scaled viper
  • VI. snakeID

  • 429
Complete taxonomy of Echis carinatus at The Reptile Database.