Rainbow Snake

Farancia erytrogramma erytrogramma

Average size:  40-54 inches; Record 66 inches.  Young are about 9 inches at birth.

Range:   Throughout the panhandle and northern peninsula.  Some have been reported in Pasco and Pinelas Counties.

Diet:  They feed almost entirely on eels (Anguilla rostrata).  Juveniles may also eat frogs, tadpoles, and fish.

Status:  Uncommon to rare.  Its main habitats are clear waters of springs and rivers.


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