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Snakes in Arkansas

Rough Green Snake, native to Arkansas

Arkansas is the native home of 43 species of snakes, 7 of which are venomous. One example is the Rough Green Snake unique in that unlike most other snakes it feeds on insects. Snakes from the colubrid, elapidae, and the viperidae families are represented in the state’s native population.

Snakes of Arkansas

(V): Venomous

Common Name Scientific Name F/S S/S
Black Racer Coluber constrictor ssp. (constrictor), (priapus) None None
Broad-banded Water Snake Nerodia fasciata confluens None None
Bullsnake Pituophis catenifer sayi None None
Common Garter Snake Thamnophis sirtalis ssp. None None
Copperhead (V) agkistrodon contortrix None None
Diamondback Water Snake Nerodia rhombifer rhombifer None None
Eastern Coachwhip Masticophis flagellum flagellum None None
Eastern Corn Snake Pantherophis guttata None None
Eastern Racer Coluber constrictor ssp None None
Flathead Snake Tantilla gracilis None None
Florida Redbelly Snake Storeria occipitomaculata obscura None None
Graham’s Crayfish Snake Regina grahamii None None
Ground Snake Sonora semiannulata Concern None
Gulf crayfish snake Regina rigida sinicola None None
Lined Snake Tropidoclonion lineatum None None
Midland Brown Snake Storeria dekayi wrightorum None None
Midland Rat Snake Pantherophis spiloides None None
Midland Water Snake Nerodia sipedon pleuralis None None
Midwest Worm Snake Carphophis amoenus helenae None None
Milk Snake Lampropeltis triangulum None None
Mississippi Green Water Snake Nerodia cyclopion None None
Northern Pine Snake Pituophis melanoleucus melanoleucus Concern None
Northern Scarlet Snake Cemophora coccinea copei None None
Plainbelly Water Snake Nerodia erythrogaster alta None None
Prairie Kingsnake Lampropeltis calligaster calligaster None None
Queen Snake Regina septemvittata Concern None
Ringneck Snake Diadophis punctatus ssp. (arnyi), (stictogenys) None None
Rough Earth Snake Virginia striatula None None
Rough Green Snake Opheodrys aestivus None None
Slowinski’s Corn Snake Pantherophis slowinskii None None
Southern Copperhead (V) Agkistrodon contortrix contortrix None None
Speckled Kingsnake Lampropeltis getula holbrooki None None
Texas Coral Snake (V) Micrurus tener tener None None
Timber Rattlesnake (V) Crotalus horridus Not Listed None
Western Cottonmouth (V) Agkistrodon piscivorus leucostoma None None
Western Diamondback Rattlesnake (V) Crotalus atrox None None
Western Earth Snake Virginia valeriae elegans None None
Western Mud Snake Farancia abacura reinwardtii None None
Western Pygmy Rattlesnake (V) Sistrurus miliarius streckeri None None
Western Rat Snake Pantherophis obsoletus None None
Western Ribbon Snake Thamnophis proximus proximus None None
Western Worm Snake Carphophis vermis None None
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