There are 44 species of indigenous
(native) snakes in Florida. This number keeps increasing because modern
molecular analysis is showing that some snakes thought to be sub-species
are actually distinct species.
In addition the
Bartlett and Bartlett book describes six introduced species which are
believed to be breeding in Florida. These are:
- Burmese Python
- Ball Python
- Columbian Boa Constrictor
- California Kingsnake
- Brahminy Blind Snake
- Javan File Snake
The following table
lists the 44 species of indigenous Florida snakes. A species is
identified by a two-word scientific name. The first word is the genus.
Species may be divided
into sub-species. Each sub-species is identified with the addition of a
third word to the scientific name.
I have grouped these 44
snake species into 37 types. Within a type there might be more than one
species, but the species are so similar that a snake expert would need
to put the snakes on an examination table to make a definate
I did not include the