lined snake

(Tropidoclonion lineatum)

Conservation Status

 

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  IUCN Red List

LC - Least Concern

     
  NatureServe

N5 - Secure

S3 - Vulnerable

     
  Minnesota

Special Concern

Species in Greatest Conservation Need

     
           
 
Description
 
 

There are two rows of semicircular spots on the belly.

 
     
 

Size

 
 

8 to 15, but usually no more than 10

 
     
 

Similar Species

 
  Eastern garter snake (Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis) belly is unmarked.  
     
 
Habitat
 
 

Prairies, savannas, grasslands, woodland edges, abandoned trash dumps. In Minnesota, rock outcrops in rolling prairie.

 
     
 
Biology
 
 

Behavior

 
 

 

 
     
 

Lifespan

 
 

Unknown but probably 3 to 10 years

 
     
 

Life Cycle

 
 

 

 
     
 

Food

 
 

Mostly earthworms, but also sowbugs, slugs, snails, and soft-bodied insects

 
     
 
Distribution
 
 

Distribution Map

 

Sources

6, 11, 14, 29, 72, 74.

In Minnesota this species has been recorded only in Blue Mounds State Park.

 
  9/16/2021      
         
 

Occurrence

 
 

Rare in Minnesota

 
         
 
Taxonomy
 
  Class Reptilia (reptiles)  
  Superorder Lepidosauria  
  Order Squamata (lizards, snakes, and amphisbènes)  
  Suborder Serpentes (snakes)  
  Infraorder Alethinophidia  
  Superfamily Colubroidea  
 

Family

Colubridae (colubrid snakes)  
 

Subfamily

Natricinae  
 

Genus

Tropidoclonion (lined snakes)  
       
 

Subordinate Taxa

 
 

central lined snake (Tropidoclonion lineatum annectens)

northern lined snake (Tropidoclonion lineatum lineatum)

Mertens' lined snake (Tropidoclonion lineatum mertensi)

Texas lined snake (Tropidoclonion lineatum texanum)

 
       
 

Synonyms

 
 

Microps lineatus

 
       
 

Common Names

 
 

lined snake

 
       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
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Other Videos
 
  Lined snake
Jeremy Huff
 
   
 
About

Uploaded on Jul 25, 2009

Lane found a lined snake while I was mowing the yard....

 
  The Wildside with Michael Price: Episode 2 - Texas Lined Snake
City of San Angelo
 
   
 
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Published on Mar 13, 2013

The Wildside with Michael Price is a Nature Show on SATV (Suddenlink Cable Channel 17), is San Angelo's Local Government Channel. Visit the Texas Lined Snake at the San Angelo Nature Center, located at 7409 Knickerbocker Rd.

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