Zoology Ethology ZET008


The Japanese tiger snake has unique defensive organs, called nuchal glands, under the skin of the neck region. Nuchal glands contain toxic steroids. This snake shows unique defensive displays such as neck flattening, neck arching, and dorsal facing posture, which would enhance the predation evasion effects of the nuchal gland toxins.



Prefecture Kyoto Use of Microscope Don't Use
Region Yoshida Campus, Kyoto University Use of Automatic Shooting Devices Don't Use
Shooting Date 2012/12 Use of Fluorescent Probe Don't Use
Shooting Time 4:36 Use of Infrared Don't Use
Photographer Akira MORI Shooting Interval (Sec.) ---
Copyright Holder Akira MORI Shooting Speed 標準

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