Glossy Crayfish Snake




Scientific name: Regina rigida (SAY 1825)

The following key will separate the two Glossy Crayfish Snakes found in Florida. If you are unable to distinguish between them based on the characteristics in the key below, you probably can do so using the geographic location alone.

1a Narrow dark lines on sides of throat; central Florida to Virginia. Glossy Crayfish Snake, Regina rigida rigida
1b No lines on sides of throat; Florida panhandle. Gulf Crayfish Snake, Regina rigida sinicola

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