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Indiana Snakes

What snakes live in Indiana? Are any of them venomous and/or dangerous? There are nearly 40 different species and subspecies of snakes that can be found in the Hoosier state, with only four species that pose a threat to humans. Learn various characteristics about these fascinating animals that may help in identifying each species of snake.
a data set by Drelandru
created November 29, 2016
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FAMILY TREE
Scientific NameCommon NameState DistributionConservation StatusThreat to HumansFangsScale RowsMax Length (in.)
Agkistrodon contortrix mokasenNorthern Copperheadsouthern 1/2unknownmoderatefront23-2553
Agkistrodon piscivorus leucostomaWestern CottonmouthDubois and Harrison countiesstate endangeredhighfront2562
Carphophis amoenus helenaeMidwestern Worm Snakesouthern 1/2unknownminimalrear1314
Cemophora coccinea copeiNorthern Scarlet SnakeFloyd countystate endangeredminimalnone1933
Clonophis kirtlandiiKirtland's Snakeeverywhere but southweststate endangeredminimalrear1925
Coluber constrictor foxiiBlue Racernorthern 2/3commonminimalrear1772
Coluber constrictor priapusSouthern Black Racersouthern 1/3commonminimalrear1773
Crotalus horridusTimber Rattlesnakesouthern 1/3state endangeredvery highfront23-2575
Diadophis punctatus edwardsiiNorthern Ringneck Snakeeverywhere but central 2/3uncommonminimalrear15-1728
Farancia abacura reinwardtiiWestern Mud Snakesouthwestern tipstate endangered (extirpated)minimalrear1982
Heterodon platirhinosEastern Hognose Snakethroughoutuncommonminimalrear23-2546
Lampropeltis calligaster calligasterPrairie Kingsnakesouthwest, southcentral, and along western borderuncommonminimalnone25,2756
Lampropeltis nigraBlack Kingsnakesouthwestern 1/3commonminimalnone2158
Lampropeltis triangulum syspilaRed Milk Snakesouthwestcommonminimalnone19-2342
Lampropeltis triangulum triangulumEastern Milk Snakeeverywhere but southwestcommonminimalnone19-2352
Nerodia erythrogaster neglectaCopperbelly Water Snakesouthern 1/3 and northeast cornerstate endangered, federally threatenedminimalrear23-2762
Nerodia rhombifer rhombiferNorthern Diamondback Water Snakesouthwestern cornerabundantminimalrear25-3163
Nerodia sipedon pleuralisMidland Water Snakesouthern 1/2commonminimalrear21-2559
Nerodia sipedon sipedonNorthern Water Snakethroughoutcommonminimalrear21-2556
Opheodrys aestivus aestivusNorthern Rough Green Snakesouthern 1/3special concernminimalrear1746
Opheodrys vernalis blanchardiWestern Smooth Green Snakenorthweststate endangeredminimalrear1526
Pantherophis obsoletusBlack Rat Snakethroughoutcommonminimalnone25-33101
Pantherophis ramspottiWestern Fox Snakenorthwestern corneruncommonminimalnone25,2771
Pantherophis spiloidesGray Rat Snakesouthwestern cornercommonminimalnone25-3385
Pituophis cateniferBullsnakenorthwestuncommonminimalnone27-37100
Regina septemvittataQueen Snakeeverywhere but southwestern corneruncommonminimalrear1937
Sistrurus catenatus catenatusEastern Massasauga Rattlesnakenorthern 1/3state endangered, federal candidatehighfront2540
Storeria dekayi dekayiNorthern Brown Snakenortheast cornerabundantminimalrear15-1720
Storeria dekayi wrightorumMidland Brown Snakethroughoutabundantminimalrear15-1721
Storeria occipitomaculata occipitomaculataNorthern Redbelly Snakeeverywhere but central 2/3uncommonminimalrear1516
Tantilla coronataSoutheastern Crowned SnakeFloyd and Clark countiesstate endangeredminimalrear1513
Thamnophis butleriButler's Garter Snakenortheaststate endangeredminimalrear1929
Thamnophis proximus proximusWestern Ribbon Snakeeverywhere but southeast and eastcentralspecial concernminimalrear1938
Thamnophis radixPlains Garter Snakenorthwestuncommonminimalrear2143
Thamnophis sauritus sauritusEastern Ribbon Snakesouthwest and southcentralcommonminimalrear1940
Thamnophis sauritus septentrionalisNorthern Ribbon Snakenorthern 2/3commonminimalrear1940
Thamnophis sirtalis semifasciatusChicago Garter SnakePorter countyunknownminimalrear1936
Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalisEastern Garter Snakethroughoutabundantminimalrear1949
Virginia valeriae elegansWestern Earth Snakesouthwestern 1/3uncommonminimalrear1716
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