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Narrow-headed Garter Snake

The narrow-headed garter snake is an aquatic species, feeding on mostly fish and other minor tadpoles. In the last few years, the number of the species has been rapidly decreasing due to habitat loss.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Serpentes
    Family Colubridae
    Genus Thamnophis
    Species Thamnophis rufipunctatus

    Other names Narrowhead watersnake, narrowhead garter snake
    Size 3-4 feet (32-44 inches)
    Color Green, brown, olive blue, blue grey body with black, orange or brown spots
    Distribution New Mexico, Arizona, and Mexico
    Habitat River streams
    Diet Fish
    • T. r. rufipunctatus
    • ┬ĚT. r. unilabialis
    Hibernation In the winter
    Predators Bullfrogs and crayfish
    Venom fact Non poisonous
    Breeding season Summer
    Mode of reproduction Viviparous
    Litter size 6-18
    Reproductive age 2 years
    Average lifespan 10 years
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on December 13th 2018 by under Snakes. Article was last reviewed on 19th December 2018.

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