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Storeria occipitomaculata obscura (Florida red-bellied snake)

June 27, 2016

USA: LOUISIANA: Vermilion Parish: Palmetto Island State Park (29.86335°N, 92.14848°W; WGS 84). 19 February 2016. Lindy J. Muse. Verified by Jeff Boundy. Florida Museum of Natural History (UF 177730, photo voucher). New parish record (Dundee and Rossman 1989. The Amphibians and Reptiles of Louisiana. Louisiana State University Press, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. 300 pp.). Storeria occipitomaculata obscura has not been documented in any of the coastal parishes of Louisiana (Boundy. 2006. Snakes of Louisiana. Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. 40 pp.). However, this species can be difficult to find in southern Louisiana and other populations in coastal parishes may eventually be discovered. This adult individual (SVL = 292 mm; TL = 70 mm) was found under a log in a wet bottomland forest dominated by Dwarf Palmetto and Bald Cypress.

Publication Year 2016
Title Storeria occipitomaculata obscura (Florida red-bellied snake)
Authors Lindy J. Muse, Brad M. Glorioso, Chandler A. R. Eaglestone
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Herpetological Review
Index ID 70174055
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Wetland and Aquatic Research Center