Specimen Information

Nerodia fasciata pictiventris
Nerodia fasciata pictiventris
(Florida Watersnake)
Reptiles-Snakes
Native Transplant

Specimen ID155354
GroupReptiles-Snakes
GenusNerodia
Speciesfasciata
Subspeciespictiventris
Common NameFlorida Watersnake
StateCA
CountySacramento
LocalityFolsom, CA: constructed marsh 100 yards southeast of intersection of Riley Street and Blue Ravine Road, near confluence of Humbug and Willow Creeks
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameLower American
HUC8 Number18020111
HUC10 NameAmerican River
HUC10 Number1802011102
HUC12 NameUpper American River
HUC12 Number180201110201
Map
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Collection Month6
Collection Year2000
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased pet | escaped captivity pet
Statusestablished
Reference 1
Ref. Number:13178
Author:Balfour, P.S.
Date:2002
Title:Geographic distribution: Nerodia fasciata fasciata (banded watersnake). USA: California: Sacramento Co.
Journal:Herpetological Review
Volume:33
Issue:2
Pages:150
Reference 2
Ref. Number:16017
Author:Stitt, E.W., P.S. Balfour, T. Luckau, and T.E. Edwards.
Date:2005
Title:The southern watersnake (Nerodia fasciata) in Folsom, California: History, population attributes, and relation to other introduced watersnakes in North America. Final report to US Fish and Wildlife Service.
Publisher:ECORP Consulting Inc.
Pages:93
Reference 3
Ref. Number:16016
Author:Fuller, M.M.
Date:2007
Title:Florida Water Snakes Discovered in Southern California.
Publisher:Dr Michael Fuller, Department of EEB, University of Tennesee.
CommentsMolecular studies (Ref 16017) indicate this species was misidentified when it was first discovered and is actually Nerodia fasciata pictiventris and not N. fasciata fasciata as reported.
Record TypeSpecimen
DisposalCalifornia Academy of Sciences
Museum Cat NumberCAS 215207-215214
VerifierRobin Lawson (CAS) and Rhonda Lewis (CAS)
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Year ClassAdult
SizeSVL=571-1033mm, TL= 769-1297mm, Mass=115->1000g
Number Preserved7
Number of Females5


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