Southern ribbon snake

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Southern Ribbon Snake
Peninsula Ribbon Snake (Thamnophis sauritus sackeni).JPG
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Colubridae
Genus: Thamnophis
Species: T. sauritus
Subspecies: T. s. sackeni
Trinomial name
Thamnophis sauritus sackeni
Kennicott, 1859

Southern ribbon snake (Thamnophis sauritus sackeni) is a species of garter snake. It is one of four subspecies of the eastern ribbon snake (Thamnophis sauritus) is smaller than the other Thamnophis sauritus subspecies at 16 to 30 inches and occurs in the southeastern United States from South Carolina, extreme southern Georgia and Alabama, southeast Mississippi and all of Florida at sea level to 500 feet.

The color is greenish olive, or blackish in old specimens. It has a dorsal stripe that is vetiver green or light olive-gray bordered on either side with black and lateral stripes are marguerite yellow.

The Southern ribbon is found in marshes, lakes, ponds, and shores of streams. It is semi-aquatic and semi-arboreal with wet meadows and thicket a favorite habitat.[1]