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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One patient showed parasympathetic abnormalities.

You’ll be in good company. I tend to find them active most consistently between 9 pm.

Specific antivenom for Bungarus candidus.

Dyspnea, difficulty with speech, and opening eyelids occurred at 5 hours after the snakebite. Acute renal failure with myoglobinuria after tiger snake bite.

They are shy and attempt to cover their head with their tail. The bitten limb should then be immobilised as bjngarus as possible using an extemporised splint or sling. The banded and Malayan blue kraits are not known to bite during the daytime.

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

Find more photos by Google images search: Be careful around these snakes, their venom is very potent. An unbanded black phenotype also occurs in bungars populations e. If the bite is on a limb, a broad bandage even torn strips of clothing or pantyhose should be applied over the gungarus area at moderate pressure as for a sprain; not so tight circulation is impairedthen extended to cover as much of the bitten limb as possible, including fingers or toes, going over the top of clothing rather than risking excessive limb movement by removing clothing.


A phylogenetic analysis of Bungarus Elapidae based on morphological characters.

Can grow to a maximum of about 1. This Article First Published on March 7, doi: These were slight movement of feet phalanxes. The blue krait is a member of the elapid family. A field guide to the reptiles of Thailand. Best viewed in x resolution or higher.

Handholding the kraits for any reason seems rather absurd to me, yet snake-handlers across the globe do it regularly.

The herpetological type specimens in the Museum Zoologicum Bogoriense Collection. Related Content Load related web page information.

Reluctant to bite except upon persistent provocation. Vern Snake posts by Vern Lovic.

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No response to stimuli and respiratory paralysis occurred at 20 hours after the snakebite. Was it this snake — https: Asian Journal of Conservation Biology, 2 2: Laopichienpong, Nararat et al. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 56 1: From Wikipedia, cndidus free encyclopedia. Bungarus javanicus, eine neue Giftschlange von Java.


A Catalogue of Living and Extinct Species. They are quite distinctive from other black and white banded snakes when adult, but when hatchling or juvenile, the differences are almost byngarus.

Specific antivenom for Bungarus candidus.

Chimaira, Frankfurt, pp. The onset ofother signs and symptoms included respiratory paralysis with intubation 3 hours hours candidua, full ptosis 3. Department of Molecular Medicine, Faculty of Medicine.

Article in Zootaxa Amphibians and reptiles of peninsular Malaysia and Thailand – an illustrated checklist [bilingual English and German].

A field guide to the land snakes of Sulawesi with identification keys. We live in Vientiane, Laos and I reckon these can be found here.