Graham's Crayfish Snake

The Graham's Crayfish 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 Graham's Crayfish snake (Regina grahamii) is a medium-sized North American snake measuring an average of 18 to 32 inches in length, but can grow up to 4 feet long in some cases. It's a non-venomous snake. More

Graham's crayfish snake (Regina grahamii) Potential Distribution Map * Resource Identifier: More

COMMENTS: The Graham's crayfish snake is much more common than the observations indicate. More

image of Graham's Crayfish SnakeThis semi-aquatic snake is fairly nondescript. They are brown to yellow-brown in color with yellowish-tan stripes along the side of the body. Length ranges from 18 to 28 inches (46-71 cm). More

Habitat: Graham's Crayfish Snake is found almost entirely in aquatic habitats such as ponds, lakes, slow running streams, and ditches. Food: Crayfish; secondarily frogs and snails. Behavior: This species is seldom seen and is nocturnal through most of the summer months. More

Graham's Crayfish Snake has a matte, not glossy, appearance and is not nearly as stout. Glossy Crayfish Water Snake (Regina rigida) Identification: Snake 14 to 31 inches in length. A robust snake with a relatively small head. More

Graham's Crayfish Snake - Regina grahamii Regina grahamii from Harris County, Tx. Photo by John Williams Distribution: In our region, this species occurs throughout much of the eastern half of Texas. More

The Graham's Crayfish 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

Graham's Crayfish Snake in English - English

Order : Squamata
Family : Colubridae
Genus : Regina
Species : Regina grahamii
Authority : Baird and Girard, 1853