Learn more about the Mexican cantil – with amazing Mexican cantil photos and facts on Arkive. AnAge entry for Agkistrodon bilineatus. Classification (HAGRID: ) Genus: Agkistrodon; Species: Agkistrodon bilineatus; Common name: Cantil. Snake venom phospholipase A2 (PLA2) that inhibits ADP-induced platelet aggregation. PLA2 catalyzes the calcium-dependent hydrolysis of the 2-acyl groups.

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Herpetological Review 10 agkistrodpn Bite symptoms in general may include nothing more than local pain, swelling and discoloration, but those from adult specimens can cause massive swelling and necrosis.

The Mexican cantil occurs in two protected areas in Mexico: Snakes of the Mexican state of Morelos.

Agkistrodon bilineatus howardgloydi is distributed throughout north-western Costa Rica and western Nicaragua, and has a limited range in El Salvador and Honduras 5. Renal Damage Insufficient clinical reports to know, but secondary renal failure is a potential risk. Can you confirm these amateur observations of Agkistrodon bilineatus?

The bitten limb must not be exercised as muscular contraction will promote systemic absorption of venom. A specific legislation aimed to simplify antidotes importing procedures for professional snake handlers may improve antivenoms availability and allow their timely use, as soon as clinically indicated.


Agkistrodon bilineatus Conservation status. Reported from Costa Rica by Solorzano International Union for Conservation of Nature. It may NOT be used within Apps. Venom Nephrotoxins Probably not present.

Cantil (Agkistrodon bilineatus) longevity, ageing, and life history

Bulletin of vilineatus Maryland Herpetological Society, Export from Mexico is not permitted, but cantils of both species are often captive-bred, making them frequently available in the exotic pet trade. A new subspecies, A.

The clinical course was characterized by extensive edema with rhabdomyolysis. Litteratura Serpentium 10 5: In other projects Wikimedia Commons. New distributional records for the herpetofauna of Mexico.

Agkistroodn for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles, St. Adult cantils prey upon a variety of vertebratesincluding amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals 2and there is a single record of a treesnake being consumed 6. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

The diverse habitats occupied by the Mexican cantil throughout its range suggest it is a semi-aquatic species 2. Habits Mainly a diurnal and terrestrial snake most often seen at dusk and often seen swimming including at night. Litteratura Serpentium 11 6: A year-old herpetologist was bitten in his right hand by agkiatrodon mexican moccasin Agkistrodon bilineatus at the workplace, and presented in the Emergency Department 19 hours later.

The principle aim of this site is to provide information useful to improving outcomes for humans suffering from envenoming or poisoning by animals, plants or mushrooms. X Close Link to this photo Embed this Arkive thumbnail link “portlet” by copying and pasting the code below. A checklist of the amphibians and reptiles iblineatus Honduras, with additions, comments on taxonomy, some recent blineatus decisions, and areas of further studies needed.


Antivenom Therapy Only antivenoms available are for related species, but should be used for significant envenoming.

The antivenom, given 32 hours after the bite with no adverse reactions, was only partially effective. There is only one report from Honduras based on a photograph Porras et al. MyARKive offers the scrapbook feature to signed-up members, allowing you to organize your favourite Arkive images and videos bliineatus share them with friends.

[Exotic snakes in Europe. A case of Mexican Moccasin (Agkistrodon bilineatus) snakebite].

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