Black Swampsnake

Seminatrix pygaea

Summary 4

Seminatrix is a genus of colubrid snakes. There is a single species in the genus, the swamp snake (Seminatrix pygaea) with three subspecies:

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The Black Swamp Snake (Seminatrix pygaea) is a small, shiny black, highly aquatic snake of the southeastern United States. Its food includes leeches, small fish, worms, tadpoles, and small salamanders such as Dwarf Sirens (Pseudobranchus striatus) (Conant and Collins 1991).

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