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Coluber Constrictor

Coluber Constrictors are found in North and Central America. They have 11 subspecies, collectively termed as the eastern racers.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Subphylum Vertebrata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Serpentes
    Family Colubridae
    Subfamily Colubrinae
    Genus Coluber
    Species C. constrictor
    Scientific Name Coluber constrictor

    Length 50 to 152 cm (20 to 60 in) (varies between subspecies)
    Coloration In varying solid colors from which the subspecies get their respective names (liketan racers, blue racers, green racers, black racers, brown racers)
    Distribution Throughout USA, extending to Canada to the north, and Mexico, Guatemala and Belize to the south
    Habitat Prefers places close to water bodies, but also found in  bushes, roadsides, swamps, trash piles, and suburb
    Diet Mostly rodents
    Venom Fact Nonvenomous
    Breeding Season April to early June (spring)
    Clutch Size 3 to 30 eggs
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on May 30th 2017 by under Snakes. Article was last reviewed on 14th June 2019.

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