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Crotalus lepidus

Mottled Rock Rattlesnake

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

  • up to 85 cm ref
  • Length Newborn

  • 20 cm ref
  • Reproduction

  • ovoviviparous ref
  • Pupil Shape (when closed!)

  • slit (or vertical elliptical) ref
  • Fangs

  • foldable ref front-fanged ref

Altitude range

Vertical distribution

0 to 3000 meter above sea level (a.s.l.) ref

Subspecies & Common Names

Crotalus lepidus  ACHI Sochoj, BILOXI NdÉsi Xidi', CAJUN FRENCH Serpent Sonnette, CENTRAL NAHUATL Colcoatl, Ecacóatl, Ehecacóatl, CENTRAL TARAHUMARA Chachámuri, Chamurá, Chanébari, Sayahui, Sinohui Chamarara, CHEROKEE U N'tso' N' Ti', U Tso'n(a) Ti, CHEYENNE Xamáa øe øenovotse, CHICKASAW Ittiwasha'chi, Ittiwashanchi', Sintishtahallo', Sishto', CHIPPEWA Zhiishiigweg, CHOCTAW Sintullo, CHOL Ajluk', COMANCHE Wasinaboo, Wuhkitsu Tsu Ikatu, Wuhtsabeyakatu, CREE Sesikwewi Kinepik, DAKOTA Si¤tehda, DUTCH Ractel Slange, Ratel Slangen, Ratelslang, ENGLISH Bell Snake, Blue Rattlesnake, Buzz Tail, Chatter Viper, Diamond Back, Green Rattlesnake, Kennicott's Rattlesnake, Mottled Rock Rattlesnake, Muscial Jack, Rattle Tail Snake, Rattlesnake, Rock Rattlesnake, Rusty Back, Sizzle Tail, Snattle Rake, White Rattlesnake, FINNISH Kalkkarokäärmeet, FRENCH Crotale, Crotale De Roc, Crotale Des Rochers, Crotale Diamant, Serpent à Sonnette, Vipere à Queuë Sonnante, GERMAN Felsen Klapperschlange, Felsenklapperschlange, Gesprenkelte Felsenklapperschlange, Klapperschlange, Waldklapperschlange, HOPI Tsuu'a, HUASTEC Tzahuil, ITALIAN Crotalo, Crotalo Striato Delle Rocce, Serpente A Sonagli, Sonagli, KOASATI Cintó Cobá, LAKOTA SiÕte'hla, NAVAJO Siláo Habitiin, Tl'iish 'ádaanínígíí, NEZ PERCE Shaptin Pyuø, NORTHERN TEPEHUAN Quii'ñ Cam Co', OFO Okte'fi Taphe'su, Taph'su O Kte'fi, OSAGE Shé Ki, PEñOLES MIXTEC Koo Kaa, PIMA BAJO Ko'owi, Kohko'owi, PORTUGUESE Cascavel, Caxcabel, POTAWATOMI Shanwe'nge', SAN MATEO DEL MAR HUAVE Mixoob Ndiüc, SENECA Uhsikwêôt, SERI Cocázni, SIKSIKA Omahhsisttsiiksiinaa, Sapittsikotoyi, SPANISH Alicante, Bíbora, Cascabel, Cascabel De Piedras, Cascabel Verde, Crotalo, Raboseco, Señora De La Serpientes, Serpiente De Cascabel, Trompito, Vibora, Víbora De Cascabel, Vibora Verde De Cascabel, Vívora, TABASCO ZOQUE Xakaka7, TEWA Qwæ ìPu', TOHONO O'ODHAM Ko'owi, Kohko'owi, UNCODED LANGUAGES Ah Tsab Kan, Ah Tsab Ti' Kan, Ahaw Kan, Ahaw Tsab, Chak Ahaw Kan, Chamure, Chi Kix Kan, Chik Chan, Ek' Ahaw Kan, K'an Ahaw Kan, Sak Ahaw Kan, Tsabkan, Tu Jtsúmum, UNDETERMINED LANGUAGE Yacachtli, YAQUI Aakame, YUCATECO Ahaucan, ZAPOTEC Bgüiz', Gwbiz, Xbi' ref
Crotalus lepidus lepidus ENGLISH Blue Rattlesnake, Eastern Rock Rattlesnake, Green Rattlesnake, Little Green Rattlesnake, Mottled Rock Rattlesnake, Pink Rattlesnake, Rock Rattlesnake, Texan Rock Rattlesnake, Texas Rock Rattlesnake, White Rattlesnake, GERMAN Felsen Klapperschlange, Gestreifte Klapperschlange, SPANISH Cascabel De Las Rocas, Vibora, Víbora De Cascabel De Las Rocas, Vibora Verde De Cascabel ref
Crotalus lepidus maculosus ENGLISH Durangan Rock Rattlesnake, Durango Rock Rattlesnake, Nuevo Leon Rock Rattlesnake, SPANISH Cascabel De Piedras De Durango, Cascabel De Piedras De Nuevo Leon ref
Crotalus lepidus klauberi ENGLISH Banded Rock Rattlesnake, Blue Rattlesnake, Cascabel De Las Rocas, Green Rattlesnake, Green Rock Rattlesnake, GERMAN Felsen Klapperschlange, Gebänderte Felsenklapperschlange, Gestreifte Klapperschlange, SPANISH Cascabel Bandeada De Las Rocas, Cascabel Rayada De Piedra ref

Full Taxonomy

  • I. Superfamily Colubroidea

  • Colubrids, elapids and vipers
  • II. Family Viperidae

  • Vipers and pit vipers
  • III. Subfamily Crotalinae

  • Pit vipers
  • IV. Genus Crotalus

  • Rattlesnakes
  • V. Species Crotalus lepidus

  • Mottled Rock rattlesnake
  • VI. snakeID

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