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Title: Regina rigida (glossy crayfish snake)

Author: Steen, David A.; Stiles, James A.; Stiles, Sierra H.; Guyer, Craig; Pierce, Josh B.; Rudolph, D. Craig; Smith, Lora L.;

Date: 2011

Source: Herpetological Review 42(1):102

Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication

Description: The overland movements and upland habitat use of wetland-associated reptiles has important conservation implications (Semlitsch and Bodie 2003. Conserv. BioI. 17:1219-1228). However, for many species, particularly snakes, we lack a basic understanding of spatial ecology and habitat use. Regina rigida is a poorly known species for which "observations of any kind would be of considerable value in understanding its biology" (Gibbons and Dorcas 2004. North American Watersnakes: A Natural History. Univ. Oklahoma Press, Norman. 438 pp.). Regina rigida is a highly aquatic species and although sporadic reports exist of the snake found in habitats considered uplands, specific reports regarding distance to the nearest body of water are lacking.

Keywords: glossy crayfish snake, Regina rigida, terrestrial movement

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Steen, David A.; Stiles, James A.; Stiles, Sierra H.; Guyer, Craig; Pierce, Josh B.; Rudolph, D. Craig; Smith, Lora L. 2011. Regina rigida (glossy crayfish snake). Terrestrial movement . Herpetological Review 42(1):102.


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