Mona boa (Epicrates monensis monensis)

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Listing Status:   

Where Listed: WHEREVER FOUND

General Information

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
 
Current Listing Status Summary
Status Date Listed Lead Region Where Listed
1978-03-06 Southeast Region (Region 4) Wherever found

» Federal Register Documents

Federal Register Documents
Date Citation Page Title
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

» Recovery

Current Recovery Plan(s)
Date Title Plan Action Status Plan Status
1984-04-19 Mona Boa Recovery Plan View Implementation Progress Final
Other Recovery Documents
Date Citation Page Title Document Type
2007-09-21 72 FR 54061 54062 5-Year Review of 18 Caribbean Species
  • Notice 5-year Review, Initiation
Five Year Review
Date Title
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.

» Petitions

» Life History

No Life History information has been entered into this system for this species.

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