Scarlet Snake

Cemophora coccinea

Summary 7

Cemophora coccinea is a nonvenomous species of colubrid snake commonly known as the scarlet snake. It is the only member of its genus. They are native to the southeastern United States. There are three subspecies of C. coccinea.

Range description 8

This species is endemic to the United States. Its range extends from southern New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia, Kentucky, southern Indiana, southern Illinois, and Missouri, and eastern Oklahoma south to southern Texas, most of the Gulf Coast (except in Louisiana), and southern Florida (Conant and Collins 1991).

Sources and Credits

  1. (c) A. Jaszlics, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC),
  2. (c) Matthew Niemiller, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC),
  3. (c) 2011 Todd Pierson, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC),
  4. (c) 2011 Todd Pierson, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC),
  5. (c) 2001 William Flaxington, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC),
  6. (c) dianaterryhibbitts, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Diana-Terry Hibbitts
  7. (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA),
  8. (c) International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA),

More Info