AnAge entry for Vipera aspis

Classification (HAGRID: 04085)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Reptilia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Squamata
                Family: Viperidae
                    Genus: Vipera
Species
Vipera aspis
Common name
Asp viper

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
25 years
Source
ref. 527
Sample size
Medium
Data quality
Acceptable
Observations

In one laboratory study these animals lived only a maximum of 10 years and reached maturity sooner (2 versus 4 years) than wild animals, suggesting that environmental conditions, which may induce hibernation, are factors in longevity [0527]. It stops growing by 7-8 years [0002].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
1,460 days
Male sexual maturity
1,460 days
Adult weight

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

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ITIS 634986
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 8706
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