Nerodia erythrogaster

Plain-bellied Watersnake


PLAIN-BELLIED WATERSNAKE Nerodia erythrogaster (Forster, 1771)  

STATUS:  Abundant

DOCUMENTED COUNTIES:  Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Hood, Johnson, Kaufman, Parker, Rockwall, Somervell, Tarrant, and Wise

HABITAT:  permanent water in all habitat areas

SUBSPECIES:  The yellow-bellied watersnake N. e. flavigaster (Conant, 1949) is found in the eastern part of the Metroplex and blotched watersnake [N. e. transversa (Hallowell, 1852)] is found in the western part.