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Speckled Racer

Found in both North and South American, the speckled racers are nonvenomous snakes with spectacular patterns on their bodies that often create visual paradox. They have 4 subspecies.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Serpentes
    Family Colubridae
    Genus Drymobius
    Species D. margaritiferus
    Scientific Name Drymobius margaritiferus

    Other Names Northern speckled racer
    Length Average 30-40 in. (76–102 cm)
    Coloration Bright yellow and tiny pearl-shaped spots on a glossy yellow base
    Distribution From the Lower Rio Grande Valley in Texas in the United States south to Colombia
    Habitat In dense vegetation close to permanent water sources
    Diet Mostly frogs and toads
    Venom Fact Nonvenomous
    Clutch Size Up to 8 eggs
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)

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    Published on September 3rd 2017 by under Snakes. Article was last reviewed on 15th November 2019.

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