Oral microbiota of colubrid snake Tamnodynastes sp (serpentes, Dipsadidae) in captivity

Joyce Milena Barbosa Teixeira Melo, Kariny de Souza, Patricia Avello Nicola


The snakes of the genus colubrid snake Thamnodynastes (Dipsadidae) are small, viviparous, opisthoglyphous and occupy several ecosystems in most of South America. Incidents that occurwith opisthoglyphous snakes can cause injury at the bite site. Some research shows a relationship between the microorganisms present in the wound with those present in the oral cavity of the snake. The aim of this work was to morphologically characterize the microbiota of the oral cavity of Thamnodynastes sp. The results of the analyzed material presented a higher occurrence of Gram-negative bacilli and a lower incidence of Gram-positive cocci. The analyzed material observed a higher incidence of Gram-negative bacilli and a lower incidence of Gram-positive cocci.


Thamnodynastes; bacteria; gram-negative bacilli; gram-positive cocci; management; snakes

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