Distribution: Saba, St. Eustatius, St. Christopher, Nevis, St. Kitts, Netherlands Antilles
Type locality: “Brasil” (in error).
Habitat and Ecology
IUCN Red List Assessment
Red List Category
Red List Criteria
- Needs updating
- 1994Vulnerable(Groombridge 1994)
The Red-bellied Racer (Alsophis rufiventris) is a species of Colubrid snake that is endemic to the Lesser Antilles in the Caribbean, where it is found on the islands of Saba, Sint Eustatius, Saint Kitts, and Nevis.
Males have black-bordered blotches that transition into a dark mid-dorsal stripe towards the posterior. Females have a series of middorsal streaks and smudges that fade towards the posterior.
Other common names include the Saba Racer and the Orange-bellied Racer.
- Day, M. (1996), Alsophis rufiventris, 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, http://www.iucnredlist.org/search/details.php/942/all, retrieved 28 July 2007.
- Malhotra, Anita; Thorpe, Roger S. (1999), Reptiles & Amphibians of the Eastern Caribbean, Macmillan Education Ltd., pp. 62–63, 67, ISBN 0-333-69141-5.