Fer-De-Lances

Fer-De-Lances

About Fer-De-Lances

Bothrops lanceolatus, commonly called the fer-de-lance, is a venomous pitviper species generally considered endemic to the island of Martinique. No one has satisfactorily explained why it has flourished there but is unknown on nearly all other Caribbean islands. Some reserve the common name fer-de-lance for this species, while others apply that name to other Bothrops species as well. No subspecies are currently recognized.