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Medo Pit Viper

Medo Pit Viper


Physical Description:

  • Appearance: The Medo Pit Viper has a robust body with distinctive keeled scales. It typically features a greenish or brownish coloration with darker crossbands or blotches that provide effective camouflage in its forest habitat. The head is broad and triangular, typical of pit vipers, with well-defined heat-sensing pits located between the eyes and nostrils.
  • Size: Adults usually range from 60 to 80 cm (24 to 31 inches) in length.
  • Tail: The tail is short and tapering.


  • Status: The conservation status of the Medo Pit Viper is not well-studied, but it is likely affected by habitat loss due to deforestation and human encroachment.
  • Protection: Conservation efforts should focus on habitat preservation, reducing deforestation, and protecting the regions where this species is found to ensure its survival.


  • Ecological Role: As a top predator, the Medo Pit Viper helps control the populations of small vertebrates, contributing to the balance of the ecosystem.
  • Human Interaction: Although its venom can be dangerous, bites to humans are rare. Caution should be exercised, and individuals should avoid handling or provoking these snakes.
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