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Blackneck Garter Snake

Blackneck garter snakes are spread in parts of both the Americas and are known for their eye-cathing looks. They have 5 subspecies.



    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Serpentes
    Family Colubridae
    Genus Thamnophis
    Species T. cyrtopsis
    Scientific Name Thamnophis cyrtopsis


    Length 51-107 cm (varies between subspecies)
    Coloration Black body with three pale orange to copper stripes from head to tail tip
    Distribution SW United States, Mexico and Guatemala
    Habitat Grasslands and other regions close to water bodies in the wild
    Diet Small fish, amphibians, smaller snakes, invertebrates like earthworms
    Venom Fact Nonvenomous
    Clutch Size Varies between subspecies
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on September 4th 2017 by under Snakes. Article was last reviewed on 15th May 2019.

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