Agkistrodon piscivorus


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Related to Agkistrodon piscivorus: Crotalus adamanteus, Coluber constrictor, Masticophis flagellum, Micrurus fulvius, Crotalus horridus
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Noun1.Agkistrodon piscivorus - venomous semiaquatic snake of swamps in southern United StatesAgkistrodon piscivorus - venomous semiaquatic snake of swamps in southern United States
pit viper - New World vipers with hollow fangs and a heat-sensitive pit on each side of the head
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Reptile prey species for Whooping Cranes include snakes (cottonmouth- Agkistrodon piscivorus, saltmarsh snake- Nerodia clarkii; Stevenson and Griffith 1946), lizards (Netting 1927), and likely alligators (Audubon 1827-1838).
Habitat selection of Agkistrodon piscivorus in Cheatham County, Tennessee.
Species 19-Oct-03 24-Oct-04 14-Oct-05 Agkistrodon contortrix (copperhead) 2 1 0 Agkistrodon piscivorus (cottonmouth) 11 8 12 Coluber constrictor (racer) 2 5 1 Crotalus horridus (timber rattlesnake) 2 1 4 Nerodia erythrogaster (plainbelly water snake) 3 1 0 Nerodia sipedon (northern water snake) 0 0 0 Opheodrys aestivus (rough green snake) 13 1 6 Pantherophis spiloides (gray ratsnake) 9 2 2 Storeria dekayi (brown snake) 4 0 0 Thamnophis proximus (western ribbon snake) 2 3 2 Thamnophis sirtalis (common garter snake) 0 4 0 Mean Total individuals 48 26 27 Survey hours 3 3.
Taxon ATV Non-ATV Control Total Class Amphibia Order Caudata Ambystoma opacum 1 0 0 1 Ambystoma texanum 10 13 7 30 Order Anura Rana utricularia 10 5 8 23 Class Reptilia Order Squamata Eumeces fasciatus 26 31 37 94 Eumeces laticeps 10 4 12 26 Scincella lateralis 42 32 42 116 Agkistrodon piscivorus 5 5 3 13 Agkistrodon contortrix 3 3 0 6 Pantherophis obsoleta 0 1 0 1 Farancia abacura 1 0 0 1 Lampropeltis getula 1 0 1 2 Nerodia erythrogaster 11 12 10 33 Nerodia fasciata 2 0 2 4 Nerodia rhombifer 0 2 0 2 Storeria dekayi 5 2 3 10 Thamnophis proximus 11 14 16 41 Total Individuals 138 124 141 403 Total Species 14 12 11 16
In order to more fully characterize winter body temperatures of reptiles and evaluate the possibilities of winter thermoregulation and hibernaculum selection, we studied over-wintering body temperatures of free-ranging Cottonmouth snakes, Agkistrodon piscivorus (Lacepede).
In the northern part of their geographic range, the Arkansas and Missouri Agkistrodon piscivorus show an elevated resting metabolic rate at low temperatures.