Common Name Northern Water Snake
 Scientific Name Nerodia sipedon
 Total Body Length 150cm
 Reproduction Live
 Number of Offspring 27
 Venom Non-venomous
 Distribution MW, S, NE, SE, Canada 
 Notes  

 

 Common Name Gopher Snake
 Scientific Name Pituophis catenifer
 Total Body Length 274cm
 Reproduction Eggs
 Number of Offspring 11
 Venom Non-venomous
 Distribution NW, SW, MW, S, NE, SE, Canada 
 Notes  

 

 Common Name Graham's Crayfish Snake
 Scientific Name Regina grahamii
 Total Body Length 119cm
 Reproduction Live
 Number of Offspring

15

 Venom Non-venom 
 Distribution

MW, S, NE, SE

 Notes  

 

 Common Name Massasauga
 Scientific Name Sistrurus catenatus
 Maximum Body Length 100cm
 Reproduction Live
 Number of Offspring 8
 Venom Extremely Venomous
 Distribution SW, MW, S, NE, Canada
 Notes Found in the east of Iowa.  

 

 Common Name DeKay's Brown Snake
 Scientific Name Storeria dekayi 
 Total Body Length 53cm
 Reproduction Live
 Number of Offspring 13
 Venom Non-venomous
 Distribution MW, S, NE, SE, Canada
 Notes  

 

 Common Name Red-bellied Snake
 Scientific Name Storeria occipitomaculata
 Total Body Length 41cm
 Reproduction Live
 Number of Offspring 8
 Venom Non-venomous
 Distribution MW, S, NE, SE, Canada
 Notes  

 

 Common Name Western Ribbon Snake
 Scientific Name Thamnophis proximus
 Total Body Length 127cm
 Reproduction Live
 Number of Offspring 13
 Venom Non-venomous
 Distribution SW, MW,S, NE
 Notes  

 

 Common Name Plains Garter Snake
 Scientific Name Thamnophis radix
 Total Body Length 110cm
 Reproduction Live
 Number of Offspring 29
 Venom Non-venomous
 Distribution NW, SW, MW, S, NE, Canada
 Notes  

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