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Table 1 Morphometric characteristics of juvenile and adult blunt-nosed vipers from Cyprus (SVL, TaL and ToL rounded to the nearest 0.5 cm)

From: Morphometric characteristics and seasonal proximity to water of the Cypriot blunt-nosed viper Macrovipera lebetina lebetina (Linnaeus, 1758)

Sex/Re-productive condition Measurement n Range Mean ± SD Coefficient of Variation (%)
All SVL (cm) 34 20.5–119.5 76.54 ± 28.30 36.97
TaL (cm) 34 3.0–15.0 9.76 ± 3.51 35.93
ToL (cm) 34 23.5–133.0 86.32 ± 31.49 36.47
HL (mm) 32 16–54 40.59 ± 10.89 26.82
HW (mm) 32 10–44 30.47 ± 9.21 30.24
Weight (g) 34 10–1456 584.65 ± 432.05 73.90
TaL / SVL 34 0.07–0.16 0.13 ± 0.02 15.65
TaL / ToL 34 0.06–0.14 0.12 ± 0.02 14.28
HL / SVL 32 0.04–0.10 0.06 ± 0.01 22.76
HL / HW 32 1.18–1.70 1.36 ± 0.12 8.51
BCI (K) 34 66–146 101.06 ± 18.41 18.21
Adult males SVL (cm) 10 71.0–119.5 96.75 ± 18.93 19.57
TaL (cm) 10 10.0–14.5 12.80 ± 1.40 10.93
ToL (cm) 10 81.0–133.0 109.60 ± 20.24 18.47
HL (mm) 10 40–54 48.60 ± 5.52 11.36
HW (mm) 10 31–44 36.70 ± 4.67 12.72
Weight (g) 10 346–1456 894.20 ± 420.79 47.06
TaL / SVL 10 0.11–0.16 0.13 ± 0.02 11.17
TaL / ToL 10 0.10–0.14 0.12 ± 0.01 9.92
HL / SVL 10 0.05–0.06 0.05 ± 0.00 9.25
HL / HW 10 1.23–1.42 1.33 ± 0.06 4.48
BCI (K) 10 80–114 93.40 ± 9.99 10.70
Adult females SVL (cm) 16 65.5–109.0 84.66 ± 12.47 14.73
TaL (cm) 16 5.5–15.0 10.22 ± 2.30 22.53
ToL (cm) 16 74.5–124.0 94.88 ± 13.74 14.48
HL (mm) 14 36–48 43.71 ± 3.67 8.39
HW (mm) 14 28–40 33.64 ± 3.69 10.97
Weight (g) 16 279–1228 649.88 ± 300.90 46.30
TaL / SVL 16 0.07–0.15 0.12 ± 0.02 19.20
TaL / ToL 16 0.06–0.13 0.11 ± 0.02 17.65
HL / SVL 14 0.04–0.06 0.05 ± 0.00 7.04
HL / HW 14 1.18–1.47 1.30 ± 0.08 6.01
BCI (K) 16 66–146 103.00 ± 22.43 21.77
Juveniles SVL (cm) 8 20.5–59.5 35.06 ± 16.74 47.75
TaL (cm) 8 3.0–8.5 5.06 ± 2.29 45.24
ToL (cm) 8 23.5–68.0 40.13 ± 19.03 47.42
HL (mm) 8 16–34 25.13 ± 8.72 34.73
HW (mm) 8 10–24 17.13 ± 6.60 38.54
Weight (g) 8 10–218 67.25 ± 76.04 113.06
TaL / SVL 8 0.13–0.16 0.15 ± 0.01 4.58
TaL / ToL 8 0.12–0.14 0.13 ± 0.01 3.99
HL / SVL 8 0.06–0.10 0.08 ± 0.01 18.69
HL / HW 8 1.33–1.70 1.49 ± 0.12 8.33
BCI (K) 8 80–125 106.75 ± 16.18 15.15
Adults SVL (cm) 26 65.5–119.5 89.31 ± 16.07 18.00
TaL (cm) 26 5.5–15.0 11.21 ± 2.35 20.96
ToL (cm) 26 74.5–133.0 100.54 ± 17.73 17.63
HL (mm) 24 36–54 45.75 ± 5.06 11.06
HW (mm) 24 28–44 34.92 ± 4.31 12.35
Weight (g) 26 279–1456 743.85 ± 364.37 48.98
TaL / SVL 26 0.07–0.16 0.13 ± 0.02 16.77
TaL / ToL 26 0.06–0.14 0.11 ± 0.02 15.33
HL / SVL 24 0.04–0.06 0.05 ± 0.00 7.90
HL / HW 24 1.18–1.47 1.31 ± 0.07 5.37
BCI (K) 26 66–146 99.31 ± 18.98 19.12