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Nerodia c. clarkii

Gulf Coast Salt Marsh Snake

Florida Distribution: Western coast of Central Florida through Panhandle.

Identification: up to 75 cm. Two dark and two tan stripes dorsally. Belly pattern consists of central light colored spots on darker background, occasionally with light colored spots on each side of darker background. Brackish and salt water snake rarely in Freshwater.

 

You can see the dorsal striping here.

Here you can see the central light spot and this specimen has the additional spots on the side.

 

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