Western Black-headed Snake

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

A tiny Western Black-headed Snake crawls around in San Diego County. Description Mildly Venomous This snake uses a mild form of venom to immobilize its prey. This venom is considered harmless to humans. More

The Western Black-headed 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

Western black-headed snake (Tantilla planiceps) Potential Distribution Map * Resource Identifier: http://gapmap.nbii.gov/generatemap. More

Common names

California black-headed snake in English - English
Culebra-encapuchada californiana in Spanish - espaƱol
Western Black-headed Snake in English - English
Western Blackhead Snake in English - English
Westliche Schwarzkopfschlange in German - Deutsch

Order : Squamata
Family : Colubridae
Genus : Tantilla
Species : Tantilla planiceps
Authority : BLAINVILLE 1835