Summary details for Causus rhombeatus

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Rhombic Night Adder

Causus rhombeatus

Found throughout Southern Africa. Averaging anywhere from 50-60cm with large ones at 75cm. They feed mainly on amphibians.

They have a mild cytotoxic venom, they are not considered deadly but some have lost fingers because of necrosis.

Rhombic Night Adder
Rhombic Night Adder © Photo: Rian Stander