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Levantine Viper

Levantine Viper (Macrovipera lebetina)


Physical Description:

  • Appearance: The Levantine Viper has a robust and heavy body with a broad head distinct from the neck. Its coloration can vary but typically includes shades of gray, brown, or yellowish-brown with darker, irregular blotches or crossbands along the back.
  • Size: Adults can grow quite large, often reaching lengths of 1 to 1.5 meters (about 3 to 5 feet), with some individuals exceeding this size.
  • Scales: The scales are keeled, giving the snake a rough texture.


  • Status: The Levantine Viper is not currently listed as endangered. However, habitat destruction and human persecution can pose threats to local populations.
  • Protection: Conservation efforts focus on habitat preservation and reducing human-snake conflict.
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