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Coluber constrictor

Eastern Racer

Unclear toxicity ??? Unclear dangerousness ref
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  • Length Adult

  • up to 196 cm ref
  • Length Newborn

  • 25 cm ref
  • Reproduction

  • oviparous ref
  • Pupil Shape (when closed!)

  • round (or oval) ref

Altitude range

Vertical distribution

0 to 2438 meter above sea level (a.s.l.) ref

Subspecies & Common Names

Coluber constrictor  CAJUN FRENCH Serpent Noir, CHEYENNE Nesó Xe Méhne, CHICKASAW Sinti' Okchamali', COMANCHE Kuhtáa Nu?ya?a?, Kuhtaa Nuhye, ENGLISH American Blacksnake, American Racer, Black Masked Racer, Black Racer, Black Snake, Blackmask Racer, Blacksnake, Blue Racer, Chicken Snake, Common Blacksnake, Common North American Racer, Eastern Racer, Holartic Racer, Horse Racer, North American Racer, Northern Black Racer, Pilot, Racer, White Throated Racer, FRENCH Couleuvre Agile, Couleuvre Agile Bleue, Couleuvre Agile De L'est, Couleuvre Noire, Lien, GERMAN Amerikanische Zornnatter, Bunte Pfeilnatter, Eigentliche Natter, Schwarznatter, Zornatter, OSAGE Wé ðs'e To Ho Zhi Gu, PIMA BAJO Chuk WamaD, SPANISH Chirrionera, Correddora, Corredora, Serpiente Corredora, Serpiente Corredora Azul, Serpiente Corredora Negra, Serpiente Corredora Negra Northamericana, Zumbadora Olivácea, TOHONO O'ODHAM Chuk WamaD ref
Coluber constrictor constrictor ENGLISH American Black Snake, American Racer Snake, Ash Snake, Black Chaser, Black Racer, Black Racer Snake, Black Runner, Black Snake, Blacksnake, Blue Chaser, Blue Racer, Blue Runner, Brown Racer, Chicken Snake, Common Black Racer, Common Black Snake, Common Blacksnake, Cow Sucker, Eastern Blacksnake, Fox's Blue Racer, Green Racer, Hoop Snake, Horse Racer, Horse Runner, Horse Whipper, Northern Black Racer, Pilot Snake, Racer, Slick Blacksnake, Spotted Black Snake, True Blacksnake, White Throated Racer, FRENCH Couleuvre Noire, GERMAN Nördliche Schwarznatter, Schwarznatter ref
Coluber constrictor etheridgei ENGLISH Black Masked Racer, Tan Racer ref
Coluber constrictor flaviventris ENGLISH Black Racer, Black Snake, Blue Chaser, Blue Racer, Blue Racer Snake, Common Blacksnake, Eastern Blue Chaser, Eastern Blue Racer, Eastern Yellow Bellied Racer, Fox's Blacksnake, Fox's Blue Racer, Green Racer, Olive Racer, Plains Blue Racer, Racer, Western Racer, Western Yellow Bellied Adder, Western Yellow Bellied Racer, Yellow Bellied Blacksnake, Yellow Bellied Racer, Yellowbelly Racer, FRENCH Couleuvre Agile, TEWA Ná ìæñu ref
Coluber constrictor foxii ENGLISH Blue Racer ref
Coluber constrictor helvigularis ENGLISH Brown Chinned Racer, Brownchin Racer ref
Coluber constrictor latrunculus ENGLISH Blackmask Racer ref
Coluber constrictor mormon ENGLISH Black Chaser, Black Snake, Blue Racer, California Blacksnake, Green Racer, Mormon Blue Racer, Mormon Racer, Western Blue Racer, Western Racer, Western Yellow Bellied Racer, Western Yellowbelly Racer, Yellow Bellied Racer, Yellow Belly Blacksnake, Yellow Belly Racer, Yellow Coachwhip Snake, FRENCH Couleuvre Agile, SPANISH Corredora De Panza Amarilla Occidental ref
Coluber constrictor oaxaca ENGLISH Dwarf Racer, Mexican Racer, Oaxaca Racer, Racer, Rio Grande Green Racer, Rio Grande Racer, Southern Racer, Southern Texas Racer, Stejneger's Racer, SPANISH Chirrionera, Corredora Mexicana, Corredroa, Zumbadora, Zumbadora Olivácea ref
Coluber constrictor paludicola ENGLISH Everglades Racer ref
Coluber constrictor priapus ENGLISH Black Racer, Black Snake, Blacksnake, Blacksnake Of Florida, Dunn's Blacksnake, Florida Black Racer, Florida Blacksnake, Southern Black Racer, White Chinned Racer, FRENCH Serpent Coureur Noir Du Sud, GERMAN Südliche Schwarznatter ref
Coluber constrictor anthicus ENGLISH Ash Snake, Blue Racer, Brown Racer, Buttermilk Racer, Buttermilk Snake, Louisiana Blacksnake, Spotted Blacksnake, Spotted Racer, Variegated Racer, White Oak Racer, KOASATI Cintó Palkí Stokhátha ref

Full Taxonomy

  • I. Superfamily Colubroidea

  • Colubrids, elapids and vipers
  • II. Family Colubridae

  • Colubrids
  • III. Subfamily Colubrinae

  • Colubrids
  • IV. Genus Coluber

  • Racers
  • V. Species Coluber constrictor

  • Eastern Racer
  • VI. snakeID

  • 1698
Look up complete taxonomic records of Coluber constrictor (including synonyms) at THE REPTILE DATABASE (by Peter Uetz et al).