Common Name Common Kingsnake
 Scientific Name Lampropeltis getula
 Total Body Length 208cm
 Reproduction Eggs
 Number of Offspring 11
 Venom Non-venomous
 Distribution NW, SW, MW, S, NE, SE 
 Notes Found in the southern regions of Illinois. 

 

 Common Name Milksnake
 Scientific Name Lampropeltis triangulum
 Total Body Length 132cm 
 Reproduction Eggs
 Number of Offspring 8
 Venom Non-venomous
 Distribution NW, SW, MW, S, NE, SE, Canada
 Notes  

 

 Common Name Smooth Green Snake
 Scientific Name Liochlorophis vernalis
 Total Body Length 80cm
 Reproduction Eggs
 Number of Offspring 7
 Venom Non-venomous
 Distribution NW, SW, MW, S, NE, Canada
 Notes Found in the northern regions of Illinois with the exception of one small location in the south.  

 

 Common Name Coachwhip
 Scientific Name Masticophis flagellum
 Total Body Length 259cm
 Reproduction Eggs
 Number of Offspring 10
 Venom Non-venomous
 Distribution SW, MW, S, NE, SE 
 Notes Found in a small location in the southwest of Illinois. 

 

 Common Name Mississippi Green Water Snake
 Scientific Name Nerodia cyclopion
 Total Body Length 130cm 
 Reproduction Live
 Number of Offspring 17
 Venom Non-venomous
 Distribution S, NE, SE
 Notes Found in the far south of Illinois. 

 

 Common Name Plain-bellied Water Snake
 Scientific Name Nerodia erthrogaster
 Total Body Length 164cm
 Reproduction Live
 Number of Offspring 18
 Venom Non-venomous
 Distribution MW, S, NE, SE 
 Notes Found in the southwest regions of Illinois.  

 

 Common Name Southern Water Snake
 Scientific Name Nerodia fasciata
 Total Body Length 159cm
 Reproduction Live
 Number of Offspring 23
 Venom Non-venomous
 Distribution S, NE, SE 
 Notes Found in the far south of Illinois.  

 

 Common Name Diamondback Water Snake
 Scientific Name Nerodia rhombifer 
 Total Body Length 175cm 
 Reproduction Live
 Number of Offspring 27
 Venom Non-venomous
 Distribution MW, S, NE, SE 
 Notes  

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