Species

 

Species and subspecies

Under – Species – you can find all the different species or subspecies of Gartersnakes and Watersnakes I am currently breeding or that I hope to breed in the coming season.

I will update the list when changes occur.

New species

A number of interesting and unknown (sub) species have recently been added to my collection. Thamnophis chrysocephalus and Thamnophis sumchrasti from Veracruz, Mexico. Nerodia taxispilota from the south-east of the USA. A group of Nerodia sipedon sipedon from Maryland, USA from parent animals with quite a lot of red in the pattern.

Information on the different species.

For each (sub)species I am breeding I will give some short characteristics about behavior in captivity, coloration and ease of maintenance. As you can see I have not been able to do that for all species, so this is work in progress (my apologies). I will also make some remarks about the original population they originate from (if known of course) and about their natural habitat. When there is ( * ) behind the species name information will follow soon…

Garter Snakes (Thamnophis)

Breeding programs have been set up with the following (sub)species:

 

Thamnophis atratus atratus

Thamnophis atratus atratus
Santa Cruz Garter Snake

Thamnophis butleri - Butler’s Garter Snake (I don’t breed this specie at the moment…)Thamnophis butleri
Butler’s Garter Snake

(I don’t breed this species anymore. . .)

Thamnophis conanti - Conant’s Garter Snake

Thamnophis conanti
Conant’s Garter Snake
Thamnophis couchi

Thamnophis couchii *
Sierra Garter Snake

Thamnophis cyrtopsis collarisThamnophis cyrtopsis collaris *
Tropical Black-necked Garter Snake

Thamnophis cyrtopsis ocellatus

Thamnophis cyrtopsis ocellatus *
Eastern Black-necked Garter Snake

Thamnophis elegans terrestris (red morph) Thamnophis elegans terrestris (red morph)
Coast Garter Snake (red morph)Thamnophis eques cuitzeoensis - Lake Cuitzeo Garter SnakeThamnophis eques cuitzeoensis
Lake Cuitzeo Garter Snake

Thamnophis eques diluvialis – Diluvial Garter Snake

Thamnophis eques diluvialis
Diluvial Garter Snake

Thamnophis-eques-eques Thamnophis eques eques *
Southern Mexican Garter Snake

Thamnophis eques insperatus – Lake Zacapu Garter Snake Thamnophis eques insperatus
Lake Zacapu Garter Snake

Thamnophis eques obscurus - Lake Chapala Mexican Garter SnakeThamnophis eques obscurus
Lake Chapala Mexican Garter Snake

Thamnophis eques obscurus (albino) - Lake Chapala Mexican Garter Snake (albino)

Thamnophis eques obscurus (albino)
Lake Chapala Mexican Garter Snake (albino)

Thamnophis eques patzcuaroensis - Lake Pátzcuaro Garter Snake

Thamnophis eques patzcuaroensis
Lake Pátzcuaro Garter Snake

Thamnophis eques scotti - Scott’s Mexican Garter Snake

Thamnophis eques scotti
Scott’s Mexican Garter Snake

Thamnophis eques virgatenuis * - Durango Highlands Garter Snake

Thamnophis eques virgatenuis *
Durango Highlands Garter Snake
(I don’t breed this species anymore. . .)

Thamnophis marcianus marcianus - The Checkered Garter Snake (I don't breed this specie at the moment...)

Thamnophis marcianus marcianus
The Checkered Garter Snake
(I don’t breed this species anymore. . .)

Thamnophis melanogaster canescens (melanistic & red morph) - Mexican Black-bellied Garter Snake

Thamnophis melanogaster canescens (melanistic & red morph)
Mexican Black-bellied Garter Snake (melanistic & red morph)
(I don’t breed this species anymore. . .)

Thamnophis ordinoides - Northwestern Garter Snake Thamnophis ordinoides
Northwestern Garter Snake
(I don’t breed this species anymore. . .)

Thamnophis proximus proximus * - Western Ribbon Snake Thamnophis proximus proximus *
Western Ribbon Snake
(I don’t breed this species anymore. . .)

Thamnophis proximus rubrilineatus - Redstripe Ribbon Snake

Thamnophis proximus rubrilineatus
Redstripe Ribbon Snake
Thamnophis pulchrilatus * - Yellow-throated Garter Snake Thamnophis pulchrilatus *
Yellow-throated Garter Snake

Thamnophis scalaris - Mexican Alpine Blotched Garter SnakeThamnophis scalaris *
Mexican Alpine Blotched Garter Snake
Thamnophis scaliger - Short-tail Alpine Garter SnakeThamnophis scaliger
Short-tail Alpine Garter Snake

Thamnophis sirtalis concinnus - Oregon Red-spotted Garter SnakeThamnophis sirtalis concinnus
Oregon Red-spotted Garter Snake

Thamnophis sirtalis infernalis - California Redsided Garter Snake Thamnophis sirtalis infernalis
California Redsided Garter Snake
Thamnophis sirtalis pickeringii (blue morph) - Puget Sound Garter Snake (blue morph)Thamnophis sirtalis pickeringii (blue morph)
Puget Sound Garter Snake (blue morph)
Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis (normal & melanistic) - Eastern Garter Snake (normal and melansitic)
Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis (normal & melanistic)
Eastern Garter Snake (normal and melansitic)
Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis (flame) * - Eastern Garter Snake (flame)Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis (flame) *
Eastern Garter Snake (flame)

Thamnophis sirtalis tetrataenia * - San Francisco Garter Snake

Thamnophis sirtalis tetrataenia *
San Francisco Garter Snake

 

Watersnakes (Nerodia and Natrix)

Currently I am breeding:

Nerodia fasciata confluens * - Broadbanded Watersnake

Nerodia fasciata confluens *
Broadbanded Watersnake
(I don’t breed this species anymore. . .)
Nerodia rhombifer rhombifer * - Diamonback Garter Snake
Nerodia rhombifer rhombifer *
Diamonback Garter SnakeNerodia sipedon insularum - Lake Erie WatersnakeNerodia sipedon insularum
Lake Erie Watersnake

Natrix maura, the Viperine Water SnakeNatrix maura
Viperine Water SnakeNatrix tessellata * - Dice SnakeNatrix tessellata *
Dice Snake