Queen snake

The Queen 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 Queen Snake (Regina septemvittata) is a non-venomous member of the colubrid family of snakes. This species ranges through the temperate region of North America east of the Mississippi River from western New York state to Wisconsin and south to Alabama and northern Florida. More

The Queen Snake is about 20 to 30 inches long and is dark brown to olive in color with a white to yellowish stripe flanking the base of each side. The belly is yellow with four reddish-brown lengthwise stripes that sometimes merge towards the tail. More

Overview The Queen Snake (Regina septemvittata) is a non-venomousVenomVenom is any of a variety of toxins used by certain types of animals. Generally, venom is injected by such means as a bite or a sting.-The distinction between venom and poison:... More

Queen snakes’ bellies are usually cream colored with two thin longitudinal brown stripes. Their scales are rough (keeled). Feeding/Diet: Queen snakes eat primarily soft-shelled (i.e., molting) crayfish, though they may sometimes take other prey. More

This is the queen snake range map-range is in brown. It should come as no surprise, given that it lives in streams, that it feeds almost entirely on molted crayfish. It also munches on frogs, tadpoles, newts, minnows, snails, and fairy shrimp. More

The Queen snake (Regina septemvittata) is a non-venomous member of the colubrid family of snakes. More

Queen 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

Queen Snake, Regina septemvittata (Say) in Kentucky. Tulane Stud. Zool. Bot. 18: 153-171. * Conant, R. 1960. More

QUEEN SNAKEDescription: The Queen Snake is a small-headed, slender, brown, olive, or gray snake with a light yellowish stripe on each side, on the second and upper half of the first scale row. More

Habitat and Habits: Queen Snakes occur in or near shallow streams, canals, or ponds, and often bask in shrubs hanging over the water. They feed mostly on crayfish. Reproduction: From 6 to 20 young are born in late summer. More

of the Queen Snake (compare the distribution maps of the two species). The belly of Graham's Crayfish Snake is either plain or has a single row of spots down the midline compared to the distinct lines and rows of spots found in the Queen Snake. More

Although, the Queen Snake is not endangered on the federal level, many states have listed them as endangered.. Queen snakes have quite specific habitat requirements. They require clear spring-fed streams with moderate to fast currents and rocky bottoms. More

The Queen Snake is common and widely distributed in most of the state, except for the extreme southeastern counties. More

place of the Queen Snake in this world - fill a creek with toxins or silt, and the crayfish disappear, taking the Queen Snakes with them. The bottom picture is of a nice looking juvenile from the same area. More

Queen Snakes belong to the Genus, Regina, which are known as "crayfish" snakes because they feed mostly upon soft-shelled (recently shed) crayfish. Queen Snakes are slender, medium-sized snakes. Queen Snakes are found in the Piedmont and Mountains of South Carolina, usually in small rocky streams. More

Description: Queen Snakes are mid-sized More

Common names

Koniginnennatter in German - Deutsch
queen snake in English - English
Queensnake in English - English
Regina septemvittata in French - français

Order : Squamata
Family : Colubridae
Genus : Regina
Species : Regina septemvittata
Authority : SAY 1825