Lake Erie water snake (Nerodia sipedon insularum)

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Listing Status:   

General Information

The Lake Erie Water Snake is large, heavy bodied, and more uniform in color than its close relative the Northern Water Snake. Its ground color is usually gray, which often is greenish or brownish, and the dark markings that one sees on the Northern Water Snake are greatly reduced or completely lacking. The undersurface is uniformly white or yellowish white

  • States/US Territories in which the Lake Erie water snake, subspecies range clarified is known to or is believed to occur:  Ohio
  • US Counties in which the Lake Erie water snake, subspecies range clarified is known to or is believed to occur:  View All
  • USFWS Refuges in which the Lake Erie water snake, subspecies range clarified is known to occur:  West Sister Island National Wildlife Refuge
  • Countries in which the the Lake Erie water snake, subspecies range clarified is known to occur:  Canada
  • Additional species information
 
Current Listing Status Summary
Status Date Listed Lead Region Where Listed
08/30/1999 Great Lakes-Big Rivers Region (Region 3) Lake Erie offshore islands and their adjacent waters (located more than 1 mile from mainland)_U.S.A. (OH), Canada (Ont.)

» Federal Register Documents

Federal Register Documents
Date Citation Page Title
11/15/1994 59 FR 58982 59028 ETWP; Animal Candidate Review for Listing as Endangered or Threatened Species.
09/18/1985 50 FR 37958 37967 Review of Vertebrate Wildlife; Notice of Review; 50 FR 37958-37967
06/19/2003 68 FR 36828 36829 Availability of a Draft Recovery Plan for the Lake Erie Water Snake (Nerodia sipedon insularum) for Review and Comment
08/16/2011 76 FR 50680 50702 Removal of the Lake Erie Watersnake (Nerodia sipedon insularum) From the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife
08/30/1999 64 FR 47126 47134 ETWP; Threatened Status for Lake Erie Water Snakes (Nerodia sipedon insularum) on the Offshore Islands of Western Lake Erie
11/21/1991 56 FR 58804 58836 ETWP; Animal Candidate Review for Listing as Endangered or Threatened Species; 56 FR 58804 58836
02/28/1996 61 FR 7597 7613 ETWP; Review of Plant and Animal Taxa That Are Candidates for Listing as Endangered or Threatened Species
08/18/1993 58 FR 43857 43860 ETWP; Proposed Threatened Status for the Lake Erie Water Snake, Nerodia Sipedon Insularum
06/01/2010 75 FR 30319 30338 Proposed Rule to remove the Lake Erie Watersnake (Nerodia sipedon insularum) from the Federal list of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife
09/19/1997 62 FR 49398 49397 Review of Plant and Animal Taxa
04/22/2008 73 FR 21643 21645 Notice of initiation of review; request for information on seven listed midwestern species
09/25/2003 68 FR 55411 55411 Approved Recovery Plan for the Lake Erie Water Snake (Nerodia sipedon insularum)
01/06/1989 54 FR 554 579 ETWP; Animal Notice of Review; 54 FR 554 579

» Recovery

Current Recovery Plan(s)
Date Title Plan Action Status Plan Status
09/19/2003 Recovery Plan for the Lake Erie Watersnake (Nerodia sipedon insularum) View Implementation Progress Final
Other Recovery Documents
Date Citation Page Title Document Type
08/16/2011 76 FR 50680 50702 Removal of the Lake Erie Watersnake (Nerodia sipedon insularum) From the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife
  • Final Delisting, Recovered
06/01/2010 75 FR 30319 30338 Proposed Rule to remove the Lake Erie Watersnake (Nerodia sipedon insularum) from the Federal list of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife
  • Notice Doc. Availability, Draft Post Delisting Monitoring Plan
  • Notice Prudency Determination - Critical Habitat, Critical habitat--reptiles
  • Proposed Delisting, Recovered
04/22/2008 73 FR 21643 21645 Notice of initiation of review; request for information on seven listed midwestern species
  • Notice 5-year Review, Initiation
06/19/2003 68 FR 36828 36829 Availability of a Draft Recovery Plan for the Lake Erie Water Snake (Nerodia sipedon insularum) for Review and Comment
  • Notice Draft Recovery Plan Availability
09/25/2003 68 FR 55411 55411 Approved Recovery Plan for the Lake Erie Water Snake (Nerodia sipedon insularum)
  • Notice Final Recovery Plan Availability
Five Year Review
Date Title
08/31/2009 Lake Erie watersnake completed 5-year review

» Critical Habitat

No critical habitat rules have been published for the Lake Erie water snake.

» Conservation Plans

Habitat Conservation Plans (HCP) (learn more)
HCP Plan Summaries
Long Point LLC
Predevelopment LTD

» Petitions

» Life History

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

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