Nova Scotia's Species at Risk: Municipal & Community Stewardship

Species at Risk in Nova Scotia

Eastern Ribbonsnake (Thamnophis sauritus)

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Quick Facts:
  • Small and isolated populations confined to southwestern NS
  • Semi-aquatic snake restricted to specialized habitats
  • Little is known about this species
  • Threatened by habitat loss due to shoreline development

Status Overview:
In Nova Scotia, the Ribbon Snake exists as a small, isolated post-glacial relic population confined to the southwest part of the province. This semi-aquatic snake is restricted to specialized habitats and little is known about the species. As such, it is unique and susceptible to demographic and environmental fluctuations. In addition, the species is threatened by habitat loss due to shoreline development.

Geographic Distribution:
The map shows the municipalities where this species can be found.  For more specific location information please contact us.

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