Thamnophis sumichrasti

Scientific name:
Thamnophis sumichrastisumichrasti

Dutch name:
Sumichrast’s Kousebandslang

English name:
Sumichrast’s Garter Snake

German name:
Sumichrast’s Strumpfbandnatter

Subspecies:
None

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Range:
In eastern Mexico along the Sierra Madre Oriental from south-eastern San Luis Potosi until near Cordoba, Veracruz (Chiapas, Queretaro, Tabasco, Veracruz and Pueblo).

Habitat:
In damp mountain forests near streams and other small waters.

Food:
Carl J. Franklin (Biological Curator, Amphibian and Reptile Diversity Research Center, The University of Texas at Arlington, Dept. of Biology, Box 19 498 Arlington, Tx 76 019) wrote to me that in his view this garter snake species feeds on tadpoles, frogs, fish, crabs and crayfish and “soft” invertebrates.

Reproduction:
No data available.

Terrarium:
No data available.

Specifics:
Length up to about 76 cm.
Occurs at altitudes between 1300 and 2300 meters.

Nothing is known about their way of life.
When it is in danger it flees into the water and dives under water.
There are two colour variations. Please refer to the photo page.


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