NNTRC Snakes

Scientific Name

Bothrops moojeni

Common Name 

Brazilian Lancehead Viper

Snake

Physical Characteristics

Grows to range between 3-6 ft. (30cm-200cm). Medium bodied and dark brown with a flat nose. pattern is great for camouflaging in trees

Geographic Range (South America)

Central and southeastern Brazil, eastern Paraguay, northeastern Argentina.
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Habitat:

This species inhabits moist forests

Diet:

Its diet consists of small rodents, birds and insects

Venom:

Hemotoxin venom

Remarks:

Very kept to itself and prefers to hunt at night.

This page was last updated on: February 12, 2016