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GULF SALTMARSH WATER SNAKE
Nerodia clarkii clarkii

Gulf Saltmarsh Water Snake - Nerodia clarkii clarkii  Nerodia   clarkii   clarkii     from     Brazoria     County,    Texas
                                                                     Photo by John Williams
Gulf Saltmarsh Water Snake - Nerodia clarkii clarkii  Nerodia   clarkii   clarkii     from     Brazoria     County,    Texas
                                                                     Photo by John Williams

Gulf Salmmarsh Water Snake - Nerodia clarkii clarkii Nerodia   clarkii   clarkii    from    Matagorda     County,   Texas
                                                                     Photo by John Williams



Distribution:  In our region, this species occurs only near the brackish waters along the Texas Gulf Coast from the Texas-Louisiana border to as far south as Corpus Christi Bay in Nueces County.

Legal Status:  The Gulf Saltmarsh Water Snake has no protected status in our region.


Range of Nerodia clarkii clarkii
Range of Nerodia clarkii clarkii              Map by Tom Lott, SWCHR

Gulf Salmmarsh Water Snake - Nerodia clarkii clarkii Nerodia   clarkii     clarkii    from    Galveston     County,   Texas
                                                                  Photo by Matt Hollanders





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