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Bothrops asper

Terciopelo

Venomous 💀💀💀💀 Very dangerous bite ref
Can spit venom (up to 200 cm). 💦 ref
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  • Length Adult

  • up to 305 cm ref
  • Length Newborn

  • 28 to 34.6 cm ref
  • Reproduction

  • ovoviviparous ref
  • Pupil Shape (when closed!)

  • slit (or vertical elliptical) ref
  • Fangs

  • foldable ref front-fanged ref
  • Teeth/Fang Length

  • 25 mm ref

Altitude range

Vertical distribution

0 to 2700 meter above sea level (a.s.l.) ref

Subspecies & Common Names

Bothrops asper  ACHUAR-SHIWIAR Makánch, AGUARUNA Bakánch, Jamunsé, AKAWAIO Sah Ru Rima, Saroorooimo, Scroorooimo, AMAHUACA Shánoo, Shanopán, AYMARA Kollan Catari, Palli, BARASANA-EDURIA Gajoabo, BELIZE KRIOL ENGLISH Tommygoff, BORUCA Të Bek Bru, CALLAWALLA Ppejeto, CENTRAL NAHUATL Ahueyactli, Nahu Yac, Nauhyacacoatl, Nauyaca, Nauyacacóatl, Nauyaque, Palanca, Palancacoate, Palancacóatl, Palancacuate, CHAYAHUITA Tayohuan, Yamirin Tayohuan, CHIAPANEC Nulú Nbasiime, CHINESE 三色矛头蝮 (Sān Sè Máotóu Fù), 粗鱗矛頭蝮 (Cū Lín Máotóu Fù), CHORTí Kachib Chan, COLORADO Chi Piní, CULINA Namacá, CZECH Křovinář Aksamitový, EMBERá-BAUDó Tama, ENGLISH American Lancehead Pitviper, Barbara Amarilla, Basin Snake, Cope's Lancehead, Cope's Pitviper, Lancehead, Lancehead Pitviper, McPiper, Neotropical Pitviper, Pitviper, Terciopelo, Tomigoff, Tommygoff, True Cascabel, True Mapepire, Yellow Jaw, Yellow Jaw Tommygoff, FINNISH Keihäskäärmeet, Keskiamerikankeihäskäärme, FRENCH Fer De Lance, Fer De Lance Centro Américain, Trigonocéhale Rugueaux, Trigonocéphale, Trigonocéphale De Cope, Trigonocephalus, Vipère Fer De Lance, GALIBI CARIB Da Má Ga Si, GERMAN Amerikanische Lanzenotter, Gewöhnliche Lanzenotter, Lanzenotter, Lanzenschlange, Lochadder, Mittelamerikanische Lanzenotter, Rauschuppige Lanzenotter, Terciopelo Lanzenotter, GUARANI Yarará, GUIANESE CREOLE FRENCH Labarria, HEBREW גומצן חניתי, HUAMBISA Makanch, Muash Napi, Tsere Makanch, HUNGARIAN Andoki Lándzsakígyó, ITALIAN Bocca Dorata O Velluto, JAPANESE テルシオペロ, KAMAKAN Dká Hiä, LITHUANIAN Geltonžandė Kaisaka, MINICA HUITOTO Ivanica, MíSKITO Pyûtka Lal Pauni, MURUI HUITOTO Iuana, NGäBERE Krundíbi, OJITLáN CHINANTEC Møh Tióg, PANJABI بوتھروپس اسپر, PEMON Saroorooimö, Scroorooimö, PIPIL Cuêtchhuat', Tamakas, PIRO Myamtujwe, PORTUGUESE Caicaca, Jararaca De Alcatrazes, POYANáWA Iambá Chandou, SHUAR Napi Ajakratin, Napi Naari, Napi Ti Tseasrintin, SLOVENIAN Ameriška Suličarka, SPANISH Agueyacle, Agüeyade, Bacaurel, Barba Amarilla, Barbara Amarilla, Bequidorada, Bocas De Toro, Boquidera, Boquidorá, Boquidorada, Cachete De Puinca, Cantil, Cantil Boca Dorada, Cantil Boca Dorado, Cantil Cola De Hueso, Cantil Devanador, Cantil Enjaquinado, Cantil Rabo Amarillo, Cantil Vanador, Cascabel, Cascabelle, Cola Blanca, Cola De Hueso, Colahueso, Cuaima Carbón, Cuatro Narices, Cuatronarices, Cuatronariz, Deroya, Devanador, Doroya, Equis, Equis Negra, Equis Rabo De Chucha, Gata, Gergon, Guayacan, Jergon, Macabrel, Macagua, Macaurel, Maguaquite, Mahuaquite, Mano De Metate, Mapana, Mapaná Blanca, Mapana De Uña, Mapana Equis, Mapaná Negra, Mapaná Prieta, Mapana Rabo Blanco, Mapana Rabo Seco, Mapana Tigre, Mapanare, Mapanare Guayanesa, Mapanare Terciopelo, Montuno, Nauyaca, Nauyaca Cola De Hueso, Nauyaca De Real, Nauyaca Real, Nauyaca Temible, Palanca, Palanca Loca, Pelo De Gato, Pudridora, Rabiamarilla, Rabiseca, Rabo Amarillo, Rabo De Candela, Rabo De Hueso, Rabo Frito, Rato De Ratón, Sapamanare, Serpiente Mapanare, Serpiente Terciopelo, Sorda, Talla Equis, Tamagás, Taya Boquidorá, Taya Equis, Tella Equis, Terciopelo, Tigra, Toboba Rabo Amarilla, Toboba Rabo Amarillo, Tobobas, Uña De Gato, Víbora De Sangre, Vibora Serrana, Vibora Sorda, Yoperojobobo Venenosa, SRANAN TONGO Morabana, SWEDISH Lansorm, TRINIDADIAN CREOLE ENGLISH Balsain, Balsin, Cascabelle, Mapapero, Mapapi, Mapepire, Mapepire Balsain, Mapepire Balsam, Mapepire Balsayn, Mapepire Balsin, Mapepire Barcin, Mapepire Valsain, Mapepire Valsin, Mappipire, Valsain, Valsin, TUPí Caicaca, Caissaca, TUYUCA Cáapa, Díaãña, ULWA Bil Turak Pauka, Dîmuih Tunak Pauka, UNCODED LANGUAGES Canitzij, Cantil Bakey, Cantzitzil, Equis, Ic'bolay, Ik'bolay, Nauhyacatl, öoömáctaöp, Tommy Goff, UNDETERMINED LANGUAGE Changuanga, Chigdu, Juba Vitu, Macao, Taya, Tepocho, Tepotzo, Tobaba Tiznada, Tukeka, Xochinauyaque, Yoperojobobo, URUBú-KAAPOR Yarak, WARAO Juba Aka, Juba Naka, Nakujuba, Tobejuba, YUCATECO Kum Cokoo, Taxinchan ref

Full Taxonomy

  • I. Superfamily Colubroidea

  • Colubrids, elapids and vipers
  • II. Family Viperidae

  • Vipers and pit vipers
  • III. Subfamily Crotalinae

  • Pit vipers
  • IV. Genus Bothrops

  • American lanceheads
  • V. Species Bothrops asper

  • Terciopelo
  • VI. snakeID

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Look up complete taxonomic records of Bothrops asper (including synonyms) at THE REPTILE DATABASE (by Peter Uetz et al).