Farancia abacura abacura (Eastern) Farancia abacura reinwardtii (Western)
Average size: 40-54 inches; Record 81.5 inches. Young are about 6.25-9.5 inches at birth.
Range: Found throughout Florida, except the Florida keys.
Diet: They feed almost entirely on amphiumas. Their teeth are strongly curved to hold slippery salamanders, a favorite food. Juveniles may also eat frogs, tadpoles, and fish.
Status: Not uncommon. Occurs in almost any freshwater habitat such as: Cypress swamps, drainage ditches, marshes, rivers, and lakes.