|Scientific Name:||Storeria dekayi|
|Species Authority:||(Holbrook, 1842)|
|Taxonomic Notes:||The subspecies victa of peninsular Florida is treated as a species by some authors.|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor/s:||Hammerson, G.A., Mendoza-Quijano, F. & Lee, J.|
|Reviewer/s:||Cox, N., Chanson, J.S. & Stuart, S.N. (Global Reptile Assessment Coordinating Team)|
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a broad range of habitats, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
|Range Description:||The species' range extends in North America from southern Maine, southern Quebec, southern Ontario, Michigan, Minnesota, and northeastern South Dakota south to southern Florida (including the Lower Keys, Lazell 1989), the United States Gulf coast, and through eastern and southern Mexico to Veracruz and Oaxaca and from Chiapas to Honduras (Christman 1982).|
Native:Canada; Guatemala; Honduras; Mexico; United States
|Range Map:||Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.|
|Population:||This species is represented by a very large number (hundreds) of occurrences or subpopulations (see map in Christman 1982). The total adult population size is unknown but undoubtedly exceeds 100,000. This snake is locally abundant (up to hundreds per hectare) in many areas. Its extent of occurrence, area of occupancy, number of subpopulations, and population size are probably relatively stable.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||This snake occurs in nearly all terrestrial and wetland habitat types in its range, including cities. Habitats in Mexico include cloud forest and tropical deciduous forest. Usually it inhabits moist situations, but it is not an aquatic species. It often occurs under debris or logs; frequently among water hyacinths in Florida. Hibernation sites (often communal) are underground or beneath buildings and other structures.|
|Major Threat(s):||There are no major threats known for this species. This snake tolerates a high level of habitat disturbance.|
|Conservation Actions:||Many occurrences of this species are in protected areas.|
Christman, S.P. 1982. Storeria dekayi. Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles 306: 1-4.
Cook, F.R. 1984. Introduction to Canadian Amphibians and Reptiles. National Museum of Natural Sciences, National Museums of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.
Dixon, J.R. 1987. Amphibians and Reptiles of Texas. With Keys, Taxonomic Synopses, Bibliography, and Distribution Maps. Texas A & M University Press, College Station, College Station, Texas. xii + 434 pp
Harding, J.H. 1997. Amphibians and Reptiles of the Great Lakes Region. University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor, Michigan. xvi + 378 pp.
IUCN. 2007. 2007 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Available at: www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 12th September 2007).
Lazell Jr., J.D. 1989. Wildlife of the Florida Keys: a Natural History. Island Press, Washington, D.C.
|Citation:||Hammerson, G.A., Mendoza-Quijano, F. & Lee, J. 2007. Storeria dekayi. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 20 June 2013.|
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