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.

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 butleriThamnophis butleri

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

Thamnophis conantiThamnophis conanti
Conant’s Garter Snake
 

Thamnophis couchii

Thamnophis couchii *
Sierra Garter Snake
 

Thamnophis cyrtopsys 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 cuitzeoensisThamnophis eques cuitzeoensis – 
Lake Cuitzeo Garter Snake
 

Thamnophis eques diluvialisThamnophis eques diluvialis – 
Diluvial Garter Snake
 

Thamnophis eques eques

Thamnophis eques eques * – 
Southern Mexican Garter Snake
 

Thamnophis eques insperatus

Thamnophis eques insperatus –
Lake Zacapu Garter Snake
 

Thamnophis eques obscurus Thamnophis eques obscurus – 
Lake Chapala Mexican Garter Snake
 

Thamnophis eques obscurus (albino)

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

Thamnophis eques patzcuaroensisThamnophis eques patzcuaroensis – 
Lake Pátzcuaro Garter Snake
 

Thamnophis eques scottiThamnophis eques scotti – 
Scott’s Mexican Garter Snake
 

Thamnophis eques virgatenuis Thamnophis eques virgatenuis * – 
Durango Highlands Garter Snake
 

Thamnophis marcianus marcianusThamnophis marcianus marcianus – 
The Checkered Garter Snake 
(I don’t breed this specie at the moment…)

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

Thamnophis ordinoides Thamnophis ordinoides – 
Northwestern Garter Snake
 

Thamnophis proximus proximusThamnophis proximus proximus *
Western Ribbon Snake
 

Thamnophis proximus rubrilineatus Thamnophis proximus rubrilineatus – 
Redstripe Ribbon Snake
 

Thamnophis pulchrilatusThamnophis pulchrilatus * –
Yellow-throated Garter Snake
 

Thamnophis scalarisThamnophis scalaris * – 
Mexican Alpine Blotched Garter Snake
 

Thamnophis scaligerThamnophis scaliger – 
Short-tail Alpine Garter Snake
 

Thamnophis sirtalis concinnusThamnophis sirtalis concinnus – 
Oregon Red-spotted Garter Snake
 

Thamnophis sirtalis infernalis Thamnophis sirtalis infernalis – 
California Redsided Garter Snake
 

Thamnophis sirtalis pickeringii (blue morph)Thamnophis sirtalis pickeringii (blue morph) – 
Puget Sound Garter Snake (blue morph)
 

Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis (normal & melanistic) Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis (normal & melanistic) – 
Eastern Garter Snake (normal and melansitic)
 

hamnophis sirtalis sirtalis (flame)Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis (flame) *
Eastern Garter Snake (flame)
 

Thamnophis sirtalis tetrataenia Thamnophis sirtalis tetrataenia * – 
San Francisco Garter Snake
 

Watersnakes (Nerodia and Natrix)

Currently I am breeding:

Nerodia fasciata confluensNerodia fasciata confluens *
Broadbanded Watersnake
(I don’t breed this specie at the moment…)
 
Nerodia rhombifer rhombiferNerodia rhombifer rhombifer * – 
Diamonback Garter Snake
 

Nerodia sipedon insularumNerodia sipedon insularum – 
Lake Erie Watersnake
 

Natrix mauraNatrix maura – 
Viperine Water Snake
 

Natrix tessellataNatrix tessellata *
Dice Snake

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…