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:
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- 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
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Current Listing Status Summary
Southeast Region (Region 4)
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