Plainbelly Water Snake

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

The Plainbelly Water Snake is our only water snake with an unpatterned belly. Depending on geographic location the belly can be either yellow, orange-red, or red. Back and sides can be gray, greenish gray, or reddish brown to chocolate brown. More

plainbelly water snake, green rat snake, and western ribbon snake are on New Mexico's endangered and threatened list. Snakes are ectotherms, meaning they regulate their body temperature by absorbing or giving off heat. More

the plainbelly water snake, which has a cream-colored underside. The diamondback water snake, the northern water snake and the Graham's crayfish snake will be much closer to a wet environment, feeding on frogs, fish, insect, and crayfish. More

The Plainbelly Water 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

Common names

Culebra-de agua vientre claro in Spanish - espaƱol
plain-bellied water snake in English - English
Plainbelly Water Snake in English - English
Rotbauch-Wassernatter, Rotbauchige Schwimmnatter in German - Deutsch

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Order : Squamata
Family : Colubridae
Genus : Nerodia
Species : Nerodia erythrogaster
Authority : FORSTER 1771