Red-bellied snake

The Red-bellied snake is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

Find red-bellied snake information at Animal Diversity Web Red-bellied snake = Storeria occipitomaculata What do they look like? - Length 20 to 40 cm More

NORTHERN RED-BELLIED SNAKEDescription: This is a very small, brown, reddish brown, or gray snake with a narrow neck and small head. (In a given population the brown and gray phases may be equally common, or one phase may predominate. More

Red-bellied Snake with the three light spots on the necked fused into a partial collar. However the scales of the Ringneck Snake are smooth, not keeled, and the dorsum is uniform in color without any indications of distinct lines. More

characteristics of the red-bellied snake: they have a plain red belly and 3 pale-colored nape spots. The top is either gray, brown, or black. Breeding They breed in spring or fall. More

Description: As their name suggests, Red-bellied Snakes have an orange or deep red ventral surface, margined by grayish bands. Their backs can be gray, brown, reddish-brown, or black with several lighter gray and dark gray stripes extending longitudinally. More

Shy, secretive, and active mainly at night, the Red-bellied Snake is not often seen. During the day it hides under rocks, boards, and woodland litter. Slugs are its favorite food. It hibernates with brown, garter, and green snakes in deserted ant mounds and rodent burrows. More

Red-bellied Snakes come in two colors, either brown or dark gray. They have three off-white spots, one on the back of the neck and one on each side of the neck. Sometimes the spots can be joined into a ring. The underside is red. More

Red-Bellied Snake may be rather common, while in other areas that seem to have the proper habitat it may be totally lacking. Hawks and predatory mammals feed on this snake as they do on many other small snakes. More

Red-bellied snakes are locally common throughout Michigan. Acknowledgement James Harding MSU Museum Michigan State University East Lansing, MI 48824 (517) 353-7978 hardingj@msu. More

The Northern red-bellied snake is 8 to 10 inches long. This snake is gray-brown, gray or black with 3 light spots on the nape of the neck.As its name says, its belly is red and that is how it got its name. More

Common names

couleuvre à ventre rouge in French - français
red-bellied snake in English - English
redbelly snake in English - English
Rotbauchige Braunschlange in German - Deutsch

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Order : Squamata
Family : Colubridae
Genus : Storeria
Species : Storeria occipitomaculata
Authority : STORER 1839