Queen Snake - (Regina Septemvittata)

Common Name

Queen Snake

 

Scientific Name

Regina Septemvittata

 

Characteristics

This slender aquatic snake has strongly keeled scales and a docile temper.

 

Habitat

Found primarily along small rocky creeks and rivers.

 

Size

May grow to nearly 3 feet in length.

 

Identifying Marks

A brown, gray, or green in color aquatic snake it has a yellowish stripe along the lower sides of its body and the yellowish belly is marked with four brown longitudinal stripes.

 

Diet

Crayfish and other small aquatic animals.

 

Breeding

Females give birth to 5 to 31 live young which are approximately 7-8 inches long.

 

Myths and Lore

 

Venom Effects

Non-Venomous

 

Pet Potential

Has a picky diet and aquatic habitat making it not suitable for most amateur reptile owners.

 

Additional Info

This species will primarily inhabit streams that are clean.

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