Pit Vipers

Copperhead Agkistrodon contortrix

Common NameCopperhead
Scientific NameAgkistrodon contortrix
FamilyPit Vipers
Average Length135cm
ReproductionLive
Number of Offspring7
VenomExtremely Venomous
DistributionSoutheast, Northeast, Midwest, South
Photographer
Notes
Photo by Wolfgang Wuster

Cottonmouth Agkistrodon piscivorus

Common NameCottonmouth
Scientific NameAgkistrodon piscivorus
FamilyPit Vipers
Average Length189cm
ReproductionLive
Number of Offspring7
VenomExtremely Venomous
DistributionSoutheast, Northeast, Midwest, South
Photographer
Notes
Photo by Randall Davis

Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake Crotalus adamanteus

Common NameEastern Diamondback Rattlesnake
Scientific NameCrotalus adamanteus
FamilyPit Vipers
Average Length251cm
ReproductionLive
Number of Offspring13
VenomExtremely Venomous
DistributionSoutheast, South
Photographer
Notes
Photo by Todd Pierson

Western Diamondback Rattlesnake Crotalus atrox

Common NameWestern Diamondback Rattlesnake
Scientific NameCrotalus atrox
FamilyPit Vipers
Average Length234cm
ReproductionLive
Number of Offspring11
VenomExtremely Venomous
DistributionSouthwest, Southeast, South
Photographer
Notes
Photo by Wolfgang Wuster

Sidewinder Crotalus cerastes

Common NameSidewinder
Scientific NameCrotalus cerastes
FamilyPit Vipers
Average Length82cm
ReproductionLive
Number of Offspring9
VenomExtremely Venomous
DistributionSouthwest
Photographer
Notes
Photo by Wolfgang Wuster

Timber Rattlesnake Crotalus horridus

Common NameTimber Rattlesnake
Scientific NameCrotalus horridus
FamilyPit Vipers
Average Length189cm
ReproductionLive
Number of Offspring10
VenomExtremely Venomous
DistributionSoutheast, Northeast, Midwest, South, Canada
Photographer
Notes
Photo by Wolfgang Wuster

Rock Rattlesnake Crotalus lepidus

Common NameRock Rattlesnake
Scientific NameCrotalus lepidus
FamilyPit Vipers
Average Length83cm
ReproductionLive
Number of Offspring4
VenomExtremely Venomous
DistributionSouthwest, South
Photographer
Notes
Photo by David Nixon

Speckled Rattlesnake Crotalus mitchelli

Common NameSpeckled Rattlesnake
Scientific NameCrotalus mitchelli
FamilyPit Vipers
Average Length100cm
ReproductionLive
Number of Offspring6
VenomExtremely Venomous
Distribution 
Photographer
Notes
Photo by William Flaxington

Black-tailed Rattlesnake Crotalus molossus

Common NameBlack-tailed Rattlesnake
Scientific NameCrotalus molossus
FamilyPit Vipers
Average Length133cm
ReproductionLive
Number of Offspring6
VenomExtremely Venomous
DistributionSouthwest, South
Photographer
Notes
Photo by Wolfgang Wuster

Midget Faded Rattlesnake Crotalus oreganus

Common NameMidget Faded Rattlesnake
Scientific NameCrotalus oreganus
FamilyPit Vipers
Average Length75cm
ReproductionLive
Number of Offspring5
VenomExtremely Venomous
DistributionMidwest, Southwest, Northwest
Photographer
Notes
Photo by William Flaxington

Twin-spotted Rattlesnake Crotalus pricei

Common NameTwin-spotted Rattlesnake
Scientific NameCrotalus pricei
FamilyPit Vipers
Average Length66cm
ReproductionLive
Number of Offspring5
VenomExtremely Venomous
DistributionSouthwest
Photographer
Notes
Photo by David Nixon

Red Diamond Rattlesnake Crotalus ruber

Common NameRed Diamond Rattlesnake
Scientific NameCrotalus ruber
FamilyPit Vipers
Average Length190cm
ReproductionLive
Number of Offspring8
VenomExtremely Venomous
DistributionSouthwest
Photographer
Notes
Photo by Wolfgang Wuster

Mohave Rattlesnake Crotalus scutalatus

Common NameMohave Rattlesnake
Scientific NameCrotalus scutalatus
FamilyPit Vipers
Average Length140cm
ReproductionLive
Number of Offspring8
VenomExtremely Venomous
DistributionSouthwest, South
Photographer
Notes
Photo by Michael R. Spencer

Tiger Rattlesnake Crotalus tigris

Common NameTiger Rattlesnake
Scientific NameCrotalus tigris
FamilyPit Vipers
Average Length90cm
ReproductionLive
Number of Offspring4
VenomExtremely Venomous
DistributionSouthwest
Photographer
Notes
Photo by Wolfgang Wuster

Western Rattlesnake Crotalus viridis

Common NameWestern Rattlesnake
Scientific NameCrotalus viridis
FamilyPit Vipers
Average Length163cm
ReproductionLive
Number of Offspring10
VenomExtremely Venomous
DistributionCanada, Southwest, Midwest, Northwest, South
Photographer
Notes
Photo by Wolfgang Wuster

Ridge-nosed Rattlesnake Crotalus willardi

Common NameRidge-nosed Rattlesnake
Scientific NameCrotalus willardi
FamilyPit Vipers
Average Length67cm
ReproductionLive
Number of Offspring6
VenomExtremely Venomous
DistributionSouthwest
Photographer
Notes
Photo by Todd Pierson

Massasauga Sistrurus catenatus

Common NameMassasauga
Scientific NameSistrurus catenatus
FamilyPit Vipers
Average Length100cm
ReproductionLive
Number of Offspring8
VenomExtremely Venomous
DistributionSouthwest, Midwest, Northeast, South, Canada
Photographer
Notes
Photo by Wolfgang Wuster

Pygmy Rattlesnake Sistrurus miliarius

Common NamePygmy Rattlesnake
Scientific NameSistrurus miliarius
FamilyPit Vipers
Average Length83cm
ReproductionLive
Number of Offspring7
VenomExtremely Venomous
DistributionSoutheast, Northeast, South, Midwest
Photographer
Notes
Photo by David Nixon