Are you a reptile lover? Get to know all of southern Africa’s 171 snake species with eSnakes Southern Africa, an app for your Apple and Android devices.
Based on reptile expert Johan Marais’ A Complete Guide to the Snakes of Southern Africa, this handy app will help you identify all the region’s snakes by their size, pattern, colour, habitat and activity periods.
The app supplies full descriptions of each species in English and Afrikaans, including information about scale counts, reproductive habits and geographical distribution. Emergency hospital contacts and first-aid information are also included – just in case you get a little too close.
- It covers all 171 southern African snake species
- Species text is available in Afrikaans and English
- 600 vibrant photographs, head illustrations and icons to show relative size
- Up-to-date, accurate information on family groups and individual species
- Identify species by danger, head shape, colour, pattern, size, habitat, scale and terrain
- Keep track of your sightings in a Life List
- Compare two species side by side
The author, Johan Marais, is an entrepreneur, naturalist and photographer. He has contributed significantly towards the conservation of reptiles during the past twenty years. He has lectured widely on the topic, is past chairman of the Herpetological Association of Africa and serves as a member of the Crocodile Specialist Group (Species Survival Commission) of the World Conservation Union (IUCN). He has authored a range of books, including A Complete Guide to the Snakes of Southern Africa.