Bitis schneideri is a venomous viper species found in a small coastal region that straddles the border between Namibia and South Africa. Bitis is a genus of venomous vipers found in Africa and the southern Arabian Peninsula. This is the smallest adder in the world, averaging around 20 cm. Members are known for their characteristic threat displays that involve inflating and deflating their bodies while hissing and puffing loudly. No subspecies are currently recognized. No subspecies are currently recognized. Namaqua Dwarf Adder (Bitis schneideri) worming itself into loose sand. This is the smallest species in the genus Bitis and possibly the world's smallest viperid. Mar 3, 2015 - Namaqua dwarf adder (Bitis schneideri) is a venomous viper species found in a small coastal region that straddles the border between Namibia and South Africa. The venom of this snake is mild, causing pain and some swelling. Snake Venomics of BitisSpecies Reveals Large Intragenus Venom Toxin Composition Variation: Application to Taxonomy of Congeneric Taxa Juan J. Calvete,* Jose´Escolano, and Libia Sanz Instituto de Biomedicina de Valencia, C.S.I.C., Jaume Roig 11, 46010 Valencia, Spain

Females produce 3 – 7 young, each measuring 11 – 13 cm in length.

It occurs in coastal dunes in Namaqualand and southern Namibia where it feeds on lizards and Rain frogs. Bitis peringueyi, also known as the Peringuey's adder, Peringuey's desert adder or sidewinding adder, is a venomous viper species found in Namibia and southern Angola. The typ Description. It includes the largest and the smallest vipers in the world.