Florida Snake Identification Key

reginarigida04.jpgGlossy Crayfish Snake

NON-VENOMOUS

Scientific name: Regina rigida (SAY 1825)

The following 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.

Select the box below that is the closest match to your snake:

Narrow dark lines on sides of throat; central Florida to Virginia.

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Your snake could be a Glossy Crayfish Snake, Regina rigida rigida.

No lines on sides of throat; Florida panhandle.

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Your snake could be a Gulf Crayfish Snake, Regina rigida sinicola.

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