Eastern Indigo snake (Drymarchon corais couperi)
Where Listed: WHEREVER FOUND
Average adult size is 60-74 inches (152-188 cm), record is 103.5 inches (262.8 cm). Adults are large and thick bodied. The body is glossy black and in sunlight has iridescent blue highlights. The chin and throat is reddish or white, and the color may extend down the body. The belly is cloudy orange and blue-gray. The scales on its back are smooth, but some individuals may possess some scales that are partially keeled. There are 17 dorsal scale rows at midbody. The pupil is round. Juveniles are black-bodied with narrow whitish blue bands.
This species is listed wherever it is found, but
- States/US Territories in which the Eastern Indigo snake, Entire is known to or is believed to occur: Alabama , Florida , Georgia
- US Counties in which the Eastern Indigo snake, Entire is known to or is believed to occur: View All
- USFWS Refuges in which the Eastern Indigo snake, Entire is known to occur:
ARTHUR R. MARSHALL LOXAHATCHEE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE, CHASSAHOWITZKA NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE, CROCODILE LAKE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE, FLORIDA PANTHER NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE, HOBE SOUND NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE... Show All Refuges
|Status||Date Listed||Lead Region||Where Listed|
|03/03/1978||Southeast Region (Region 4)||Entire|
» Federal Register Documents
» Action Plans
|10/01/2009||Eastern Indigo Snake Spotlight Species Action Plan|
» RecoveryRecovery Plan Information Search
|Date||Title||Plan Action Status||Plan Status|
|04/22/1982||Eastern Indigo Snake||View Implementation Progress||Final|
|Date||Citation Page||Title||Document Type|
|09/08/2006||71 FR 53127 53129||Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 5-Year Review of 14 Southeastern Species|
|04/29/2008||Eastern Indigo Snake 5-Year Review|
» Critical Habitat
No critical habitat rules have been published for the Eastern Indigo snake, Entire.
» Conservation Plans
|HCP Plan Summaries|
|Atlantis at Tequesta|
|Big Pine Key Deer|
|Cavalear Co. (Cloisters)|
|City of Palm Bay|
|SHA Plan Summaries|
|GA DNR Statewide RCW HCP & SHA - Amendment #2|
No petition findings have been published for the Eastern Indigo snake, Entire.
» Life History
No Life History information has been entered into this system for this species.
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