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Snakes in Missouri

Missouri is the native home of 38 species of snakes, 5 of which are venomous. Snakes from the colubrid, and viperidae families are represented in the state’s native population.

Snakes of Missouri

(V): Venomous

Common Name Scientific Name F/S S/S
Black Rat Snake Elaphe obsoleta None None
Broad-banded Water Snake Nerodia fasciata confluens None None
Bullsnake Pituophis catenifer sayi None None
Canbrake/Timber Rattlesnake (V) Crotalus horridus None None
Diamond-backed Water Snake Nerodia rhombifer rhombifer None None
Eastern Coachwhip Masticophis flagellum flagellum None None
Eastern Garter Snake Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis None None
Eastern Hog-nosed Snake Heterodon platirhinos None None
Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnake (V) Sistrurus catenatus catenatus

Candidate None
Eastern Yellowbelly Racer Coluber constrictor flaviventris None None
Flat-headed Snake Tantilla gracilus None None
Graham’s Crayfish Snake Regina grahamii None None
Great Plains Rat Snake Elaphe guttata None None
Lined Snake Tropidoclonian lineatum None None
Midland Brown Snake Storeria dekayi wrightorum None None
Mississippi Green Water Snake Nerodia cyclopion None None
Northern Red-bellied Snake Storeria occipitomaculata occipitomaculata None None
Northern Scarlet Snake Cemophora coccinea copei None None
Northern Water Snake Nerodia sipedon sipedon None None
Osage Copperhead (V) Agkistrodon contortrix phaeogaste None None
Plains Garter Snake Thamnophis radix None None
Plains Hog-nosed Snake Heterodon nasicus nasicus None None
Prairie Kingsnake Lampropeltis calligaster calligaster None None
Prairie Ring-necked Snake Diadophis punctatus arnyi None None
Red Milk Snake Lampropeltis triangulum syspila None None
Rough Earth Snake Virginia striatula None None
Rough Green Snake Opheodrys aestivus aestivus None None
Smooth Green Snake Opheodrys (Liochlorophis) vernalis None None
Speckled Kingsnake Lampropeltis getula holbrooki None None
Valley Form Ground Snake Sonora semiannulata Concern None
Western Cottonmouth (V) Agkistrodon piscivorus leucostoma None None
Western Earth Snake Virginia valeriae elegans None None
Western Fox Snake Elaphe vulpina None None
Western Mud Snake Farancia abacura reinwardtii None None
Western Pygmy Rattlesnake (V) Sistrurus miliarius streckeri None None
Western Ribbon Snake Thamnophis proximus proximus None None
Western Worm Snake Carphophis vermis None None
Yellow-bellied Water Snake Nerodia erythrogaster flavigaster None None
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