A live Double-Striped Water Snake Thamnodynastes ramonriveroi (Reptilia:Serpentes), from Trinidad

Saiyaad H. Ali, Nalini Rampersad-Ali


A live specimen of the Double-Striped Water Snake Thamnodynastes ramonriveroi was caught in Saint Marie Road towards Galfa Point. Prior to this find, there were four other accounts of the species for Trinidad. Three specimens were discovered dead on the road within the years of 1981,1983 and 1984 (Boos 2001), and a live specimen was found in 2002, in Cedros by a resident of Arima and photographed by Hans Boos (Boos 2016). This is thus the second live specimen recorded and photographed in Trinidad.

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Boos, H.E.A. 2001. Snakes of Trinidad and Tobago. Texas A&M University Press. 328 p.

Boos, H.E.A. 2016 A note on the Trinidad striped swamp snake. The Field Naturalist: Quarterly Bulletin of the Trinidad and Tobago Field Naturalists’ Club. Issue 2: 24.