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Peninsula Ribbon Snake

Thamnophis sauritus sackenii


Average adult size is 20-28 inches (50.8-71.1 cm), record is 40 inches (101.6 cm). Adults are slender-bodied, olive-brown with a light tannish-brown mid-dorsal stripe. There is an additional light whitish-green stripe on each side of the body occupying the 3rd and 4th dorsal scale rows above the belly. There are light whitish fleckings on each side between the mid-dorsal and lateral stripes. There is a distinct white spot in front of the eye. The belly is uniform yellowish-green. A complete tail is up to one-third of the total body length. The scales are keeled, and there are 19 dorsal scale rows at midbody. The pupil is round. Juveniles are similar to adults

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DeBary, Florida, USA

Spotted on Dec 28, 2013
Submitted on Dec 30, 2013

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