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Grey-banded Kingsnake

The grey-banded kingsnake is a gentle and harmless snake that is very popular in the pet trade. Due to their color variations, the species was considered having two different subspecies, but later on, they were dismissed and known as morphs. This particular snake is often crossbred with other kingsnake species

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Serpentes
    Family Colubridae
    Genus Lampropeltis
    Scientific Name Lampropeltis alterna

    Other Names Davis Mountain king snake, altena
    Size 3-4 ft (91-122 cm)
    Color Gray body with either red or orange banding
    Distribution Northern Mexico, Southwestern Texas and Southern New Mexico
    Habitat Cliffs, mountains, and deserts
    Diet Frogs, lizards, rodents, and smaller snakes
    Hibernation Period Three months
    Venom Fact Non-venomous
    Breeding Season Early summer
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous
    Clutch Size 3-13 eggs
    Incubation Period 55-60 days
    Reproductive Age 3-4 years
    Average Lifespan 19-20 in captivity
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on December 27th 2018 by under Snakes. Article was last reviewed on 17th June 2019.

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