Best answer: What venomous snakes live in Portugal?

There are two species of venomous snakes in Portugal. The most common is the Seoane’s Viper and the second is the Lataste’s Viper which has dangerous venom but is rarely seen in Portugal due to declining numbers.

What snakes are in Portugal?


  • False Smooth Snake (Macroprotodon cucullatus)
  • Grass Snake (Natrix natrix)
  • Horseshoe Snake (Hemorrhois hippocrepis)
  • Ladder Snake (Rhinechis scalaris)
  • Smooth Snake (Coronella austriaca)
  • Southern Smooth Snake (Coronella girondica)
  • Viperine Water Snake (Natrix maura)
  • Western False Smooth Snake (Macroprotodon brevis)

Are there any dangerous animals in Portugal?

While many might argue that the most dangerous animals in Portugal are large ones, like foxes and wild boars, more people are injured annually by small ones, like the castor bean tick and the European scorpion.

Are there sharks in Portugal?

Portugal is ranked third among EU Member States for catches of sharks (consisting of mainly blue sharks followed by rays, makos, and deepwater species). Oceanic sharks are increasingly targeted by Portuguese fishermen and reportedly make up more than 80% of the catch from the Portugal’s surface longline fleet.

Are there mosquitoes in Portugal?

It occurs mostly in the mountains where we find the highest point in mainland Portugal and where it is sometimes possible to ski. … Please note some areas of Portugal suffer from Mosquitoes during warm weather, usually in the evenings, so it is advisable to take insect repellent with you.

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