Land Snakes of Medical Significance in Malaysia. 3rd Edition

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While a majority of snakes occurring in Malaysia are not equipped with venom and constitute little threat to humans, a number of species can cause envenoming that may lead to permanent disability or death. The range of snakes of medical significance in Malaysia encompasses the families Natricidae, Elapidae, Pythonidae and Viperidae. The third edition of Land Snakes of Medical Significance in Malaysia covers 36 land snakes, each account with easy to use infographics and multiple images when available, to show the different life history stages and sexes. It is intended as a guide for healthcare providers, and the general public permitting them to identify and manage potential snake-related injuries. The purpose of this book is also to increase awareness of the beauty and diversity of a critical component of Malaysia’s biodiversity.


Ismail, A.K., Teo, E.W., Das, I., Vasaruchapong, T. & Weinstein, S.A. (2022). Land Snakes of Medical Significance in Malaysia. 3rd Edition. Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM), Malaysia. pp. 87.

Species   34 records

by Kingdom Species
  • Animals 34
  • Total 34
by IUCN Status Species
  • Vulnerable 3
  • Near Threatened 1
  • Least Concern 28
  • Data Deficient 1
  • Total 33
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