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Snakes in Iowa

The Western Ribbon Snake is native to Iowa

The state of Iowa is home to 28 species of snake including 4 of which are endangered. Snakes from the colubrid, and the viperidae families are represented in the state’s native population.

Snakes of Iowa

(V): Venomous

Common Name Scientific Name F/S S/S
Brown Snake Storeria dekayi None None
Bullsnake Pituophis catenifer sayi None Concern
Common Kingsnake Lampropeltis getula None None
Copperhead (V) Agkistrodon contortrix None Endangered
Crayfish Snake Regina grahamii None None
Diamondback Watersnake Nerodia rhombifer None Threatened
Eastern Garter Snake Thamnophis sirtalis None None
Eastern Hognose Snake Heterodon platyrhinos None None
Fox Snake Elaphe vulpina None None
Lined Snake Tropidoclonion lineatum None None
Massasauga Rattlesnake (V) Sistrurus catenatus Candidate Endangered
Milk Snake Lampropeltis triangulum None None
Northern Water Snake Nerodia sipedon Not Listed None
Plainbelly Watersnake Nerodia erythrogaster None None
Plains Garter Snake Thamnophis radix None None
Prairie Kingsnake Lampropeltis calligaster None None
Prairie Rattlesnake (V) Crotalus viridis None Endangered
Racer Coluber constrictor None None
Ratsnake Elaphe obsoleta None None
Redbelly Snake Storeria occipitomaculata None None
Ringneck snake Diadophis punctatus Concern None
Smooth Earth Snake Virginia valeriae None None
Smooth Green Snake Opheodrys vernalis None Concern
Timber Rattlesnake (V) Crotalus horridus Not Listed None
Western Hognose Snake Heterodon nasicus None Endangered
Western Ribbon Snake Thamnophis proximus None None
Western Worm Snake Carphophis vermis None Threatened
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