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Middle East
ARKive species - Oman saw-scaled viper (Echis omanensis) * To See the original image, please click the image
Shared by : Simran Vedvyas (UAE)
Region : United Arab Emirates and northern Oman
Status : Least Concern
How easily you could have seen them in the past, how endangered they are
Active in the early morning and afternoon, and possibly throughout the night, the Oman saw-scaled viper will commonly take up a position around a pool of water in order to ambush prey, such as toads Prey is taken by means of a lightning-fast strike, in which the venom is administered, after which the prey is released to die from its effects, before being swallowed whole.
How important role they are playing in the local ecosystem
The Oman saw-scaled viper’s range is restricted to the United Arab Emirates and northern Oman.
What kind of history they had in your region
The Oman saw-scaled viper is typically found in arid mountains and hillsides with rocky terrain, often in and around wadis and around pools of water.

Reference :
http://www.arkive.org/oman-saw-scaled-viper/echis-omanensis/

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