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 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 specie at the moment…)

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 SnakeThamnophis eques scotti
Scott’s Mexican Garter Snake

Thamnophis eques virgatenuis * - Durango Highlands Garter Snake

Thamnophis eques virgatenuis *
Durango Highlands Garter Snake

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 specie at the moment…)

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)
Thamnophis ordinoides - Northwestern Garter Snake Thamnophis ordinoides
Northwestern Garter Snake
Thamnophis proximus proximus * - Western Ribbon Snake Thamnophis proximus proximus *
Western Ribbon Snake

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 specie at the moment…)
Nerodia rhombifer rhombifer * - Diamonback Garter Snake
Nerodia rhombifer rhombifer *
Diamonback Garter SnakeNerodia sipedon insularum - Lake Erie WatersnakeNerodia sipedon insularum
Lake Erie WatersnakeNatrix maura - Viperine Water SnakeNatrix maura
Viperine Water SnakeNatrix tessellata * - Dice SnakeNatrix 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…