Eastern Ribbon Snake
Thamnophis sauritus (Linnaeus, 1766)
|French Name||Couleuvre mince|
|Max. Recorded Length||101.8 cm / 40.1 inches|
|Range||Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Nova Scotia, Ohio, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Quebec, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin|
|Pet Trade Availability||★★☆☆ sometimes available|
|Captivity Rating||★★★☆ good|
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- Blue-striped Ribbon Snake
- Thamnophis sauritus nitae Rossman, 1963
- Blue-striped subspecies from the same region of the Florida panhandle as the Blue-striped Garter Snake, Thamnophis sirtalis similis; not recognized by Collins.
- Peninsular Ribbon Snake
- Thamnophis sauritus sackenii (Kennicott, 1859)
- Found in southeastern Georgia and most of peninsular Florida.
- Eastern Ribbon Snake
- Thamnophis sauritus sauritus (Linnaeus, 1766)
- Found south of the Great Lakes basin and north of the Florida peninsula and southeastern Georgia.
- Northern Ribbon Snake
- Thamnophis sauritus septentrionalis Rossman, 1963
- Great Lakes basin, western New York, Maine; Canada. (Photo: Mathieu Ouellette)
Special Concern in Ontario, Threatened in Nova Scotia (COSEWIC). Endangered in Illinois and Wisconsin. Lower Keys population Threatened in Florida. Special Concern in Kentucky and Maine.
Not significantly different from western ribbon snakes.
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