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Brazos Water Snake

The Brazos water snake is a species of nonpoisonous reptiles endemic to the state of Texas, USA. The species is primarily aquatic, found in the in the Brazos River system of the state.



    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Serpentes
    Family Colubridae
    Genus Nerodia
    Species N. harteri
    Scientific Name Nerodia harteri


    Other Names Harter’s water snake
    Length 16 to 32 inches (41–81 cm) (including tail)
    Coloration color ranges between brown and olive green
    Distribution Texas, United States of America
    Habitat Close to water bodies
    Diet Mostly fish, toads, and frogs
    Venom Fact Nonvenomous
    Breeding Season Spring
    Clutch Size 20 (instances of up to 100 have been reported)
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous
    IUCN Conservation Status Near Threatened

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    Published on November 9th 2018 by under Snakes. Article was last reviewed on 8th November 2018.

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