A dead body of Japanese four-lined ratsnake with a Japanese fire-bellied newt in its mouth

A dead body of Japanese four-lined ratsnake with a Japanese fire-bellied newt in its mouth

Zoology Animal Ecology ZAE011

 

The Japanese fire-bellied newt (Cynops pyrrhogaster) possesses tetrodotoxin (TTX) in the skin and other organs. The Japanese four-lined rat snake (Elaphe quadrivirgata) presumably attempted to ingest the newt and died due to TTX poisoning.

Reptilia

Phylum
Chordata
Class
Reptilia

 
Prefecture Kyoto Use of Microscope Don't Use
Region Ashiu Use of Automatic Shooting Devices Don't Use
Shooting Date 2013/5/29 Use of Fluorescent Probe Don't Use
Shooting Time 12:50 Use of Infrared Don't Use
Photographer Yosuke KOJIMA Shooting Interval (Sec.) ---
Copyright Holder Yosuke KOJIMA Shooting Speed ---

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