Several congenital anomalies in morphology (kyphoscoliosis, tail-, eye-, tonguelessness, cyclopia, schistosomia etc.) as well as in colour (longitudinal striped pattern, albinism, etc.) in captive-bred true vipers (Viperidae), are described and compared with cases known from literature. Possible causes and prevention of the anomalies are discussed.

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J. Mulder. (1995). Congenital anomalies in morphology and colour in captive-bred vipers (Reptilia, Serpentes, Viperidae). Deinsea, 2(1), 41–50.