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Last updated : 01/04/2007

This page is indexed on our home page under Aspect: 40. Venomous Snakes- Species and the Section: Adder - African (Vipers)

Berg Adder (Bitis atropos)

Here are some links to information on the Berg Adder (Bitis atropos), in terms of its natural habitat, care in captivity and links to pictures. You will also find the main elements relative to a bite by this species, in terms of the venom type, time response to a bite, danger level of the venom, main symptoms and hospital equipment that should be on hand to treat a bite victim, and the links on the detailed treatment of a snake bite victim and any further information that we found on the Antiserum.


Common Name Family: Genus: Species: Antiserum Snake bite Links Natural Habitat of the Berg Adder (Bitis atropos)
Berg Adder,
Mountain Adder
Viperidae Bitis atropos  EMBL, SA Snakes, Cape Nature


Venom type Time Critical Danger level Main symptoms Hospital Equipment
Neurotoxic Get to hospital but not as time critical as some. Rarely Fatal Local swelling, blistering, necrosis flaccid paralysis Electrocardiogram, respiratory assistance


Links to Captive Care Sheets of the Berg Adder (Bitis atropos)

Links to Pictures of the Berg Adder (Bitis atropos)

None available Sean Thomas, swissherp, Geocities, Google,


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Last update : 01/04/2007