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Mississippi green watersnake fact file

Mississippi green watersnake description

Also known as
Mississippi green water snake.
Size
Length: 76 - 114 cm Mississippi green watersnake biology

A rather quick-tempered species It is thought that the Mississippi green watersnake avoids the high temperatures throughout the summer by becoming mostly nocturnal and spending a large proportion of its time in its aquatic habitat The diet of the Mississippi green watersnake consists mostly of fish There is very limited information available on the reproductive biology of the Mississippi green watersnake, although in the southern coastal part of its range, mating is thought to occur in early to mid-April. Litters of between 9 and 34 young usually appear between mid-July and mid-September Mississippi green watersnake range

The Mississippi green watersnake is endemic to the southern United States Mississippi green watersnake habitat

An inhabitant of a variety of freshwater habitats Mississippi green watersnake status

The Mississippi green watersnake is classified as Least Concern (LC) on the IUCN Red List Mississippi green watersnake threats

The Mississippi green watersnake is not reptiles

Mississippi green watersnake conservation

The Mississippi green watersnake is listed as endangered in Missouri Find out more

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Glossary

Brackish
Slightly salty water, usually a mixture of salt and freshwater, such as that found in estuaries.
Diurnal
Active during the day.
Endemic
A species or taxonomic groreptiles

References

  1. IUCN Red List (January, 2014)
    http://www.iucnredlist.org/
  2. Conant, R. and Collins, J.T. (1998) Reptiles and Amphibians of Eastern and Central North America. Houghton Mifflin Company, New York.
  3. Werler, J.E. and Dixon, J.R. (2000) Texas Snakes: Identification, Distribution, and Natural History. Texas University Press, Austin, Texas.
  4. Gibbons, J.W. and Dorcas, M.E. (2004) North American Watersnakes: A Natural History. University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, Oklahoma.
  5. Trauth, S.E., Robison, H.W. and Plummer, M.V. (2004) The Amphibians and Reptiles of Arkansas. University of Arkansas Press, Fayetteville, Arkansas.
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KingdomAnimalia
PhylumChordata
ClassReptilia
OrderSquamata
FamilyNatricidae
GenusNerodia A heavy-bodied aquatic snake The female Mississippi green watersnake is larger than the male, both in length and width