Western Worm Snake

The Western Worm Snake is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

* Western Worm Snake, Carphophis vermis (Kennicott, 1859) Geographic distribution - * C. More

Western worm snakes have a dark, black or purple-ish dorsal coloration, with a pink or reddish underside. They can grow to lengths of 28 centimetres (11 in). More

image of Western Worm SnakeThis species is usually purplish-brown above and salmon pink on the belly and lower sides. The tail has an interesting (and harmless) spike which also helps it maneuver through soil. Length ranges from 7 to 11 inches (18-28 cm). More

Western Worm Snake (Carphophis vermis) Nonpoisonous Description: Small, attractive snake that is dark above with pink-red sides and belly. Smooth, shiny scales have almost iridescent quality. More

* Western Worm Snake, Carphophis vermis photographs * Western Worm Snake - Carphophis vermis Species account from the Iowa Reptile and Amphibian Field Guide Stub icon This snake article is a stub. More

Western Worm Snake - Carphophis vermis PDF Print E-mail By: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it Status THREATENED. More

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Western worm snake Carphophis vermis * 7½ - 11 inches total length * Found beneath rocks or in loose, damp soil of partially wooded hillsides More

The Western Worm Snake is not for beginners, as they rarely uncover themselves from the ground. They are fairly small snakes, with smooth scales covering their dark coloured bodies. More

by the similar Western Worm Snake (Carphophis vermis). The eastern species is most common in the Piedmont but is also found in smaller numbers in the mountains and Coastal Plain of South Carolina. It is absent from most of the Coastal Plain of Georgia. More

* Sample Entry: Western Worm Snake, Carphophis vermis Table of Contents - * Preface * Acknowledgments * Introduction * Conservation More

Common names

Western Worm Snake in English - English
Western Wormsnake in English - English

Order : Squamata
Family : Colubridae
Genus : Carphophis
Species : Carphophis vermis
Authority : KENNICOTT 1859