ⓘ Bothrops asper

                                     

ⓘ Bothrops asper

Bothrops asper is a highly venomous pit viper species the range of which extends from southern Mexico to northern South America. They are found in a wide range of lowland habitats, often near human habitations. Because of its proximity to human habitations and its defensive temperament, it is more dangerous to people than many other snakes. This species is the main cause of snakebite incidents within its range. No subspecies are currently recognized.

Common names: fer-de-lance, terciopelo,