Salt Marsh Snake

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

* States/US Territories in which the Atlantic Salt Marsh snake is known to occur: Florida * USFWS Refuges in which the Atlantic Salt Marsh snake is known to occur: MERRITT ISLAND NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE More

The Salt Marsh Snake (Nerodia clarkii) is a species of semiaquatic, non-venomous, colubrid snake found in the southeastern United States, in the brackish salt marshes along the Gulf of Mexico from Florida to Texas, with a population in northern Cuba. More

Mangrove salt marsh snake some in a variety of colors and patternations. All three dominant patterns were present in this one ball of breeding mayhem. The standard striped version, seen in the photo above was at the heart. More

Atlantic salt marsh snake: Left to right: Top of the head (notice the large plate-like scales on the top of the head); underside of the head (chin and throat). More

There are three subspecies of the Salt Marsh Snake in Florida. The best known of these is probably the Gulf Salt Marsh Snake. Unlike other water snakes (not Nerodia) this snake is not banded - but striped. More

DESCRIPTION: The Atlantic salt marsh snake is a slender, heavily keeled water snake about 2 feet in total length, with a pattern of stripes that are variously broken into blotches. More

Atlantic salt marsh snake and the validity of the data will be requested, but peer reviewers will not be asked to provide recommendations on the legal status of the species. More

The salt marsh snake is a very interesting animal. In the pure form, they are completely different in appearance from any other water snake. Whereas most water snakes are either banded, blotched, or solid colored, the Gulf saltmarsh snake is striped. More

Habitat: The Salt Marsh Snake is usually found along the coast in salt marshes, estuaries, and tidal mud flats. Food: Fish, crabs, shrimp, and other marine invertebrates. Behavior: The Salt Marsh Snake is primarily nocturnal. More

The gulf salt marsh snake is found from the central Gulf coast of Florida north and westward along the Gulf coast to south Texas. HABITAT: Gulf salt marsh snakes inhabit coastal salt marshes and brackish estuaries. They usually are not found in freshwater environments. More

Search for "Gulf salt marsh snake" took 0.27 seconds. Click on thumbnail to view image details. Click to show "Gulf salt marsh snake" result 1 285 x 285 26 kb Gulf Coast Salt Marsh snake, Mississippi District. More

The gulf salt marsh snake grows to a length of 15 to 30 inches (38 to 76 cm). More

The Salt Marsh Snake is from the order Squamata. Species from this order are amphisbaenians, lizards or snakes. There are over 6,000 living species belonging to the squamata order - it is the largest order of all reptiles. More

The Mangrove Salt Marsh Snake is variable in color and pattern and can be gray, brown, olive green, or tan with faint darker banding. Some snakes are almost all black, or solid reddish orange or straw color. There may be dark stripes on the neck. More

Welcome to our salt marsh snake webpage for owners and salt marsh snake enthusiasts. salt marsh snake information - Salt Marsh Snakes grow from 15 to 30 inches in length, and are highly variable in pattern and coloration. More

Common names

Atlantic saltmarsh snake in English - English
Salt Marsh Snake in English - English
salt marsh water snake in English - English
Saltmarsh Snake in English - English
taeniata: Atlantic Salt Marsh Snake in English - English

Order : Squamata
Family : Colubridae
Genus : Nerodia
Species : Nerodia clarkii
Authority : BAIRD & GIRARD 1853