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Natrix tessellata

Dice Snake

Venomous 💀 Considered harmless ref
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  • Length Adult

  • up to 150 cm ref
  • Length Newborn

  • 14 to 25 cm ref
  • Reproduction

  • oviparous ref
  • Pupil Shape (when closed!)

  • round (or oval) ref

Altitude range

Vertical distribution

0 to 2800 meter above sea level (a.s.l.) ref

Subspecies & Common Names

Natrix tessellata  CROATIAN Ribarica, CZECH Užovka Podplamatá, ENGLISH Dice Snake, Tessellated Water Snake, FRENCH Couleuvre Tessellée, GERMAN Würfelnatter, ITALIAN Biscia Tassellata ref

Full Taxonomy

  • I. Superfamily Colubroidea

  • Colubrids, elapids and vipers
  • II. Family Colubridae

  • Colubrids
  • III. Subfamily Natricinae

  • Natricinae
  • IV. Genus Natrix

  • European water snakes
  • V. Species Natrix tessellata

  • Dice snake
  • VI. snakeID

  • 3225
Look up complete taxonomic records of Natrix tessellata (including synonyms) at THE REPTILE DATABASE (by Peter Uetz et al).