IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)

Morphology

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Smooth green snakes are the only snakes in eastern North America that are entirely bright green on their upper surfaces. This coloration camouflages them well in their grassy habitats. The head is slightly wider than the neck and is green above and white below. The belly is white to pale yellow. Occasionally smooth green snakes can be brown or tan in coloration. The scales are smooth and total body length ranges from 30 to 66 cm. Males are usually smaller than females, but have longer tails. Newly hatched smooth green snakes measure 8.3 to 16.5 cm in length and tend to be less brightly colored than adults, often olive-green or bluish-gray. Smooth green snakes are harmless snakes, they are not venomous.

Range length: 30 to 66 cm.

Other Physical Features: heterothermic

Sexual Dimorphism: female larger; sexes shaped differently

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