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Ribbon Snake

The Ribbon Snakegets its name from its striking ribbon-like looks. It is a member of the garter snake family, and is found in 4 different subspecies. Their gentle nature has made them a common pet.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Serpentes
    Family Colubridae
    Subfamily Natricinae
    Genus Thamnophis
    Species T. sauritus
    Scientific Name Thamnophissauritus

    Other Names Ribbonsnake
    Length 16–35 in (41–89 cm), average
    Coloration Three bright yellow lines running from the head to the tail tip with minute dotted patterns in dark gray and off white
    Distribution Eastern parts of North America
    Habitat Dry, open forests, with semi-long vegetation, woodlands, meadows, marshes, hillsides
    Diet Slugs, worms, insects, minnows
    Venom Fact Nonvenomous
    Clutch Size 4 and 27 live young
    Mode of Reproduction Viviparous (gives birth to live young)
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on April 17th 2017 by under Snakes. Article was last reviewed on 14th June 2019.

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