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.
|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|
|Clutch Size||Up to 8 eggs|
|Mode of Reproduction||Oviparous (egg laying)|
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Published on September 3rd 2017 by staff under Snakes. Article was last reviewed on 15th November 2019.
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