Snakes in Sri Lanka
There are 98 Snakes species found in Sri Lanka (Somaweera R. Check list of snakes in Sri Lanka as at January 2007). Among them 45 species are endemic to Sri Lanka. They are categorized in to 10 Families.
Even though there is vast number of snake species found in
categorize in to 4 groups according to their venom.
Highly venomous snakes
Moderately venomous snakes
Mildly venomous snakes
Non venomous snakes
Highly Venomous Snakes
According to the venomous state there are 6 species of highly venomous snakes on
- Common Indian Krait
- Sri Lankan Krait
- Indian Cobra
- Russell ’s Viper
- Saw Scaled Viper
- Sri Lankan Coral Snake
Common Indian Krait (Bungarus caeruleus)
Belongs to the family elapidae. Common Indian Krait is the most venomous snake on
Results a breathing difficulties, myalgia, changing sensorium, consciousness reduces, Brain death. Clinical signs and symptoms also includes abdominal pain, double vision, ptosis, autonomic failure, hypercalemiea.