Snake venom of Crotalus durissus terrificus

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Pure venom of
Crotalus durissus terrificus (Laurenti, 1768)

(Syn. : Crotalus terrificus)


Product ID L1261A
Name Crotalus durissus terrificus
Common Name(s) Cascabel, South American Rattlesnake
Origin Paraguay
Purity >99%
Form Lyophilized powder
Packaging In vacuum sealed glass vials, in secured parcel.

Snake venom of Crotalus durissus terrificus


Snake venom of Crotalus durissus terrificus. Neotropical Rattlesnake venom Due to more restrictive local regulations on the export of specimens of Crotalus durissus terrificus it becomes more difficult to source it. Loura’s has been able to increase the number of specimens of Crotalus durissus terrificus it is holding in order to better match the demand for large quantities of this venom.

Crotalus durissus is a protected species (CITES Annex 3 and UE Annex C).

Crotalus durissus terrificus is endemic to South Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina (Formosa etc.), Paraguay, Peru, Bolivia. According to WHO Guidelines for the Production, Control and Regulation of Snake Antivenom Immunoglobulins, the Crotalus durissus species is of highest medical importance in South America where it causes serious medical problems in many parts of its range.

The venom of Crotalus durissus terrificus is used for the production of antivenom immunoglobulins aimed at South American countries.
Convulxin, Crotamine, Crotoxin, Gyroxin, several PLA²s are extracted from the venom of Crotalus durissus terrificus.

For Research purposes, venom of Crotalus durissus terrificus is known to contain Presynaptic neurotoxins, Myotoxins, Fibrinogenases, Nephrotoxins, Lectins, Nerve growth factors, Phospholipase inhibitor, Proteinase inhibitors, Complement inactivators, Biogenic amines.

Packaging : lyophilized venom sold in vacuum sealed glass vials of 100 mg, 500 mg and 1 g.

For Research Use Only. Not Intended for Diagnostic or Therapeutic Use.

Taxonomic Classification:

    • Class : Reptilia
    • Order : Squamata
    • Suborder : Serpentes
    • Family : Viperidae
    • Subfamily : Crotalinae
    • Genus : Crotalus

Common names:  Neotropical Rattlesnake, Cascabel, South American Rattlesnake

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