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Colubrine Sea Krait
2008-11-21 16:20:28

The Colubrine Sea Krait or Yellow-lipped Sea Krait (Laticauda colubrina), is a species of sea snake found in tropical waters of the Indian and Pacific Oceans. It is common around East India, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Borneo, Vietnam, Philippines, Nicobar Islands, Coastal Taiwan, Bay of Bengal, New Guinea, Japan's Ryukyu Islands, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Mexico, El Salvador and Nicaragua....

Fierce Snake
2007-04-18 15:06:41

The Fierce Snake, also known as the Small Scaled Snake and Inland Taipan, is a highly venomous snake that belongs to the Elapidae family. The Fierce Snake is the most venomous snake in the world. A single bite from this snake can kill as many as 100 human adults. It is 50 times more venomous than the Indian Cobra, and as much as 850 times more venomous than the Diamondback. The victim of an...

Tiger Snake
2007-03-19 18:42:48

The Tiger Snake, Notechis scutatus, is a highly venomous species of elapid snake found in Australia. They most often found along inland waterways and around the lower lakes of the River Murray. There are two species recognized; The Common Tiger Snake and The Tasmanian Tiger Snake. As with most snakes color varies widely among tiger snakes and is an unreliable means of identifying the...

Banded Krait
2007-03-19 18:16:06

The Banded Krait, Bungarus fasciatus, is a venomous snake found in India and Southeast Asia. It occurs in the whole of the Indo-Chinese sub-region, the Malaysian peninsula and archipelago of Southern China. It has been recorded from northeast India through Myanmar, Cambodia, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and southern China to Malaysia and the main Indonesian islands of Borneo (Java and Sumatra), as...

Common Krait
2007-03-19 17:57:58

The Common Krait, Bungarus caeruleus, is a type of krait that is found in the jungles of the Indian sub-continent. It is highly venomous and is one of the four most venomous snakes in India. The body colour varies from a dark steely blue-black to a pale faded bluish grey. The average length is 40 inches. It has large hexagonal scales running down its spine. The white cross bands are more...

False Water Cobra
2007-02-18 23:24:24

The False Water Cobra, Hydrodynastes gigas, is a venomous species found in South America. The common name (false water cobra) is an allusion to its ability to flatten its head, similar to a cobra as a defensive reaction to make it look larger and more intimidating. There are no subspecies of this particular snake. Primarily a diurnal species, this is an extremely active and inquisitive...

Indian Cobra Spectacled Cobra
2007-02-12 21:41:13

The Indian Cobra or Spectacled Cobra, Naja naja, is a species of venomous snake native to the Indian subcontinent. The Indian Cobra is one of the four most venomous snakes in India, but is accountable for few human fatalities. Like other cobras, the Indian cobra is famous for its threat display involving raising the front part of its body and spreading its hood. On the rear of this hood are...

Egyptian Cobra
2007-02-12 21:37:10

The Egyptian Cobra, Naja haje, is a type of venomous snake native to North Africa and the Middle East. The Egyptian Cobra is the most common cobra in Africa. It lives from the Sahara Desert to the Syrian Desert. This cobra preys on small mammals, lizards, toads, and other snakes, including the puff adder and the cape cobra. The main characteristic of this snake is the head and the hood. The...

Eastern Green Mamba
2007-02-12 21:36:21

The Eastern Green Mamba, Dendroaspis angusticeps, is a venomous arboreal snake native to the east coast of southern Africa. They are found from the coastal forest of the Eastern Cape in South Africa through Mozambique into Zimbabwe and the Malawian coast. Green mambas make their homes near trees, often in evergreen forest, coastal scrub, or moist savannah. Bamboo thickets and mango plantations...

Desert Death Adder
2007-02-12 21:31:11

The Desert Death Adder, Acanthophis pyrrhus, is a species of Death Adder native to Australia and is one of the most venomous snakes in the world. The Desert Death Adder occurs over much of Central and Western Australia, protruding west of the Northern Territory. Desert Death Adders are found in living in remote areas, amongst porcupine grass, stony flats, sandy ridges and rocky outcrops of...

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cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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