First record of attempted piscivory by Bothrops asper (Garman, 1883) (Squamata, Viperidae) on a swamp eel, genus Synbranchus

Juan Camilo Diaz-Ricaurte


During a field trip in the San Cipriano Forest Reserve and Escalerete, it is observed an event of feeding behavior by an individual of Bothrops asper. I noticed that the B. asper individual was trying to ingest an individual of the eel fish genus Synbranchus sp. (Synbranchidae).This is the first record of attempted fish ingestion by B. asper, but it is the second record confirmed for the Bothrops genus.

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