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Leucistic

Photo accredited to: Jami Dwyer

Leucistic Texas Rat snake

A leucistic snake is one that has a reduced amount of all skin color pigments. This differs from an amelanistic snake which only lacks melanin and hypomelanistic snakes which have a reduced amount of of dark pigmentation but still has some present.

The lack of skin pigments in a leucistic snake can produce some stunning morphs such as the Texas Rat Snake pictured.

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