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Brown Spotted Pit Viper

The brown spotted pit viper is an exotic species that doesn’t have any subspecies. Other than its native lands, it has been introduced to Japan.



    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Serpentes
    Family Viperidae
    Genus Protobothrops
    Scientific Name Protobothrops mucrosquamatus


    Other Names Pointed-scaled pit viper, Taiwan habu, habu, Chinese Habu,
    Size Males: body 44 in (112 cm) tail 7.7 in (19.5 cm)

    Females: body 46 in (116 cm) tail 8.1 in (20.5 cm)

    Color Olive brown or gray body
    Distribution India, China, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Taiwan, Vietnam
    Habitat Forests, grasslands, and shrubs
    Diet Lizards, frogs, and rodents
    Venom Fact Venomous
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on January 31st 2019 by under Snakes. Article was last reviewed on 30th January 2019.

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