The Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake is a species of deadly pit viper of the family Viperidae. It is the most venomous snake in the United States and the largest Rattlesnake species found in the world.
This species of Rattlesnake is endemic to the Southeastern United States according to the IUCN’s red list. No subspecies of Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnakes have been found yet by the researchers.
This Rattlesnake category belongs to the species called C.adamanteus. Their
class is Reptilia,
the genus is Crotalus, and their order is Squamata. This reptile species belongs to the
family:- Viperidae and the phylum:- Chordata.
They are heavily poisonous, and if they bite a human being with their fangs, it can kill him or otherwise paralyze his body. It will affect the nervous system and could even damage the respiratory system of human beings.
A female Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake can lay from 8 to 60 eggs after a pregnancy period of 3 months. The newborn snakes are only 15-20 cm in length, but they are also too poisonous for people. They can damage the nerve cells of a man if bitten by their fangs.
The Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake is the largest Rattlesnake species found in the world. They can grow to a length measuring 2.4 m and weigh about 15 kg.
Their color pattern contains a brownish, brownish-yellow, brownish-gray, or olive ground color, overlaid with 25–30 dark brown or black diamonds with slightly lighter centers. Each snake has diamond-shaped blotches outlined with a row of cream-colored scales.
There are various names for this snake species like Eastern Diamond-backed Rattlesnake, Eastern Diamondback, Diamond Rattlesnake, Diamond-back Rattlesnake, Common Rattlesnake, Diamond-back, Eastern Diamond Rattlesnake, Florida Diamond-back, Florida Rattlesnake, Lozenge-spotted Rattlesnake, Rattler, Rattlesnake, Southeastern Diamond-backed Rattlesnake, Southeastern Diamond-backed Rattler, Southern Woodland Rattler, Water Rattle and Water Rattlesnake.
The Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake is found in the Southeastern United States, Southeastern North Carolina, along the coastal plain through peninsular Florida and the Florida Keys, along with the Gulf Coast, Southern Alabama, Mississippi, and Southeastern Louisiana.
The Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake lives in the tunnels, holes, and tortoise burrows.
Like most Rattlesnakes, this species is terrestrial and does not climb trees or bushes. But sometimes, they climb on the trees in search of prey. These snakes are heavily poisonous and deadly reptiles.