Classification
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All Names

  • English
    • Ringneck Snake
    • ring-necked snake
  • Scientific Names
    • Diadophis punctatus
    • Ablabes punctatus
    • Calamaria punctata
    • Coluber punctatus
    • Diadophis amabilis
    • Diadophis blanchardi
    • Diadophis pulchellus
    • Diadophis punctatus docilis
    • Homalosoma punctata
    • Natrix punctatus
  • German
    • Halsbandnatter
    • Ringhalsnatter
  • Spanish
    • Culebra de collar
    • Culebra de panza roja
  • French
    • couleuvre à collier

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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

What

Ringneck Snake Diadophis punctatus

Observer

e-albright

Date

July 10, 2014 05:17 PM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

What

Pacific Ringneck Snake Diadophis punctatus ssp. amabilis

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

February 5, 2016

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Really tried to convince me it was dead. :-)

Neck ring was faint/less obvious - does this matter? Subspecies ID based on range map: http://www.californiaherps.com/identification/snakesid/ringnecks.id.html

Photos / Sounds

What

Ringneck Snake Diadophis punctatus

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

February 2, 2016 12:30 PM PST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

What

Ringneck Snake Diadophis punctatus

Observer

steviekgold

Date

October 8, 2015 08:19 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Ringneck Snake Diadophis punctatus

Observer

catabbott

Date

August 2, 2009

Photos / Sounds

What

San Bernardino Ringneck Snake Diadophis punctatus ssp. modestus

Observer

andrew_louros

Date

January 25, 2016 05:34 PM PST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Flipped under a rock. Batrachoseps found under nearby cover.

Photos / Sounds

What

Northern Ringneck Snake Diadophis punctatus ssp. edwardsii

Observer

falcon427

Date

August 23, 2014

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Ringneck Snake Diadophis punctatus

Observer

steviekgold

Date

October 28, 2015 07:04 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Ringneck Snake Diadophis punctatus

Observer

steviekgold

Date

November 6, 2015 12:39 PM PST

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Ringneck Snake Diadophis punctatus

Observer

happyherper

Date

September 11, 2015 12:41 PM CDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Ringneck Snake Diadophis punctatus

Observer

gbentall

Date

May 26, 2013 10:20 AM PDT

Description

Snake's head was in the hole. body not moving, seemed dead.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Ringneck Snake Diadophis punctatus

Observer

evetteterhon

Date

May 22, 2015

Description

Black snake

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Description from Wikipedia

The ring-necked snake or ringneck snake, Diadophis punctatus, is a species of colubrid snake found throughout much of the United States, central Mexico, and southeastern Canada. Ring-necked snakes are secretive, nocturnal snakes, so are rarely seen during the day time. They are slightly venomous, but their nonaggressive nature and small, rear-facing fangs pose little threat to humans who wish to handle them. They are best known for their unique defense posture of curling up their tails,...

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Conservation Summary

Source: IUCN 2010. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2010.4. http://www.iucnredlist.org/technical-documents/spatial-data. Downloaded March 2011.