Lake Erie water snake (Nerodia sipedon insularum)
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
|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
|Date||Title||Plan Action Status||Plan Status|
|09/19/2003||Recovery Plan for the Lake Erie Watersnake (Nerodia sipedon insularum)||View Implementation Progress||Final|
|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
|HCP Plan Summaries|
|Long Point LLC|
» Life History
No Life History information has been entered into this system for this species.
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