Endangered Species Program
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Featured Species | Copperbelly Water Snake (06:09)

Host: Sarah Leon with Barbara Hosler

copperbelly water snake (click to view larger)
Copperbelly water snake.
Photo credit: ©Omar Attum, used with permission


Status: Threatened/ Listed on January 29, 1997
Scientific Name: Nerodia erythrogaster neglecta
Description: The copperbelly water snake lives in lowland swamps or other warm, quiet waters. The population of copperbelly water snakes that live in southern Michigan, northeastern Indiana, and northwestern Ohio has been listed as threatened.
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Last updated: December 28, 2012