Mona boa (Epicrates monensis monensis)
Where Listed: WHEREVER FOUND
The Mona boa is a nonvenomous snake that grows to about 1 meter in length. The ground color of the mature individual is light brown dorsally, with 44 dark brown markings. The underside is beige with a few scattered spots. On immature individuals the upper surface ground color is a very light yellowish brown with dark brownish markings. The dorsal pattern of the body consists of two rows of spots that extend to the end of the tail. The spots vary in number from 51 to 57.
- States/US Territories in which the Mona boa, Wherever found is known to or is believed to occur: Puerto Rico
- US Counties in which the Mona boa, Wherever found is known to or is believed to occur: View All
|Status||Date Listed||Lead Region||Where Listed|
|1978-03-06||Southeast Region (Region 4)||Wherever found|
» Federal Register Documents
|1977-05-26 00:00:00.0||42 FR 27003 27007||Proposed Determination of Threatened Status for Three Reptiles from Mona Island, Puerto Rico with Critical Habitat; 42 FR 27003 27007 (Mona boa, Epicrates monensis; Mona ground iguana, Cyclura stejnegeri; Mona blind snake, Typhlops monensis)|
|2007-09-21 00:00:00.0||72 FR 54061 54062||5-Year Review of 18 Caribbean Species|
|1978-02-03 00:00:00.0||43 FR 4618 4621||Final Determination of Threatened Status and Critical Habitat for the Mona Boa and Mona Ground Iguana|
|Date||Title||Plan Action Status||Plan Status|
|1984-04-19||Mona Boa Recovery Plan||View Implementation Progress||Final|
|Date||Citation Page||Title||Document Type|
|2007-09-21||72 FR 54061 54062||5-Year Review of 18 Caribbean Species||
|2014-11-06||5-year review Mona boa|
» Critical Habitat
|Date||Citation Page||Title||Document Type||Status|
|1978-02-03||43 FR 4618 4621||Final Determination of Threatened Status and Critical Habitat for the Mona Boa and Mona Ground Iguana||Final Rule||Final designated|
|1977-05-26||42 FR 27003 27007||Proposed Determination of Threatened Status for Three Reptiles from Mona Island, Puerto Rico with Critical Habitat; 42 FR 27003 27007 (Mona boa, Epicrates monensis; Mona ground iguana, Cyclura stejnegeri; Mona blind snake, Typhlops monensis)||Proposed Rule||Not Required|
To learn more about critical habitat please see http://ecos.fws.gov/crithab
» Conservation Plans
No conservation plans have been created for Mona boa.
» Life History
No Life History information has been entered into this system for this species.
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