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Bothrops caribbaeus

Saint Lucia Lancehead

Venomous 💀💀💀💀 Very dangerous bite ref
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  • Length Adult

  • up to 213 cm ref
  • Length Newborn

  • unknown
  • Reproduction

  • ovoviviparous ref
  • Pupil Shape (when closed!)

  • slit (or vertical elliptical) ref
  • Fangs

  • foldable ref front-fanged ref

Altitude range

Vertical distribution

0 to 200 meter above sea level (a.s.l.) ref

Subspecies & Common Names

Bothrops caribbaeus  ACHUAR-SHIWIAR Makánch, AGUARUNA Bakánch, Jamunsé, AKAWAIO Saroorooimo, Scroorooimo, AMAHUACA Shánoo, Shanopán, AYMARA Kollan Catari, Palli, CALLAWALLA Ppejeto, CHAYAHUITA Tayohuan, Yamirin Tayohuan, CULINA Namacá, ENGLISH American Lancehead Pitviper, Caribbean Pitviper, Carribean Pitviper, Lancehead, Lancehead Pitviper, Neotropical Pitviper, Rat Tail, Rat Tail Serpent, Rat Tail Snake, Saint Lucia Lancehead, Saint Lucia Lancehead Pitviper, Saint Lucia Lancehead Serpent, Saint Lucia Serpent, Saint Lucia Viper, St. Lucia Pitviper, St. Lucia Serpent, St. Lucia Viper, FINNISH Keihäskäärmeet, FRENCH Fer De Lance, Serpent, Trigonocéphale, Trigonocéphalede Sainte Lucie, Vipère Fer De Lance, GERMAN Amerikanische Lanzenotter, Gewöhnliche Lanzenotter, Lanzenotter, Lanzenschlange, Lochadder, Saint Lucia Lanzenotter, St. Lucia Lanzenotter, GUARANI Yarará, HUAMBISA Makanch, Muash Napi, Tsere Makanch, KAMAKAN Dká Hiä, MINICA HUITOTO Ivanica, MURUI HUITOTO Iuana, PEMON Saroorooimö, Scroorooimö, PIPIL Cuêtchhuat', Tamakas, PIRO Myamtujwe, PORTUGUESE Caicaca, Jararaca De Alcatrazes, POYANáWA Iambá Chandou, SHUAR Napi Ajakratin, Napi Naari, Napi Ti Tseasrintin, SPANISH Cascabel, Cuatro Narices, Equis, Gergon, Guayacan, Jergon, Mahuaquite, Mapanare, Palanca, Rabo De Candela, Serpiente Mapanare, Tamagás, Yoperojobobo Venenosa, SRANAN TONGO Morabana, TUYUCA Cáapa, Díaãña, UNDETERMINED LANGUAGE Taya, Yoperojobobo, URUBú-KAAPOR Yarak, WARAO Juba Aka, Juba Naka, Nakujuba, Tobejuba 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 caribbaeus

  • Saint Lucia lancehead
  • VI. snakeID

  • 214
Look up complete taxonomic records of Bothrops caribbaeus (including synonyms) at THE REPTILE DATABASE (by Peter Uetz et al).