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Redstripe Ribbon Snake

The Redstripe Ribbon Snake is a member of the garter snake group and a subspecies of the western ribbon snake. Found in a limited area in the US, these semiaquatic creatures are of small to medium size, and are excellent swimmers. They have the ability to move very fast and are practically harmless to humans.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Serpentes
    Family Colubridae
    Genus Thamnophis
    Species T. proximus
    Subspecies T. p. rubrilineatus
    Scientific Name Thamnophis proximus rubrilineatus

    Length 16–35 inches (41–89 cm)
    Coloration Orange to tan at the center bordered by gray and white from the head to the tail tip
    Distribution Southern United States (West Texas on the Edwards Plateau)
    Habitat Close to slow-moving water bodies
    Diet Mostly fish, toads, frogs, and different other amphibians, but also lizards and rodents
    Venom Fact Nonvenomous
    Clutch Size Anything between 4 and 28 live youngs
    Mode of Reproduction Ovoviviparous

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    Published on November 11th 2018 by under Snakes. Article was last reviewed on 14th June 2019.

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