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Product ID L1358
Name Acanthophis antarcticus 
Common Name(s) Common Death Adder
Origin Australia
Purity >99%
Form Lyophilized powder
Packaging In vacuum sealed glass vials, in secured parcel.
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Acanthophis antarcticus
Copyright © Dr. Wolfgang Wüster
Acanthophis antarcticus
Taxonomic Classification
  • Class : Reptilia
  • Order : Squamata
  • Suborder : Serpentes
  • Family : Elapidae
  • Subfamily :  Elapinae
  • Genus :  Acanthophis

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