Typical snakes



3 records

They are the largest snake family, and include about two-thirds of all known living snake species. Widespread on all continents, except Antarctica.



Total Records: 25

It is the largest subfamily of colubrids, and even of all snakes. Many of the most commonly known snakes are members of this subfamily, including rat snakes, king snakes, milk snakes, vine snakes, and indigo snakes.


Total Records: 2

Members include many very common snake species, such as the European grass snakes, and the North American water snakes and garter snakes. Some members of the subfamily are known as keelbacks, because their dorsal scales exhibit strong keeling.

Water snakes

Total Records: 2

They are typically stout-bodied water snakes, and all are mildly venomous.