List of snakes by common name


List of snakes by common name

This is a list of extant snakes, given by their common names. Note that the snakes are grouped by name, and in some cases the grouping may have no scientific basis.

A

*Adder
**Berg adder
**Common adder
**Deaf adder
**Death adder
**Desert death adder
**Horned adder
**Long-nosed adder
**Many-horned adder
**Mountain adder
**Mud adder
**Namaqua dwarf adder
**Night adder
**Peringuey's adder
**Puff adder
***African puff adder
**Rhombic night adder
**Sand adder
***Dwarf sand adder
***Namib dwarf sand adder
**Water adder
*Aesculapian snake
*Anaconda
**Bolivian anaconda
**Deschauense's anaconda
**Green anaconda
**Yellow anaconda
*Arafura file snake
*Asp
**European asp

B

*Bandy-bandy
*Barba amarilla
*Beaked snake
**African beaked snake
**Dwarf beaked snake
**Rufous beaked snake
*Bird snake
*Black-headed snake
**Southwestern blackhead snake
* Black Mexican king snake
*Black rat snake
*Black snake
**Red-bellied black snake
*Blind snake
**Brahminy blind snake
**Texas blind snake
**Western blind snake
*Boa
**Abaco Island boa
**Amazon tree boa
**Boa constrictor
**Cuban boa
**Dumeril's boa
**Dwarf boa
**Emerald tree boa
**Hogg Island boa
**Jamaican boa
**Madagascar ground boa
**Madagascar tree boa
**Puerto Rican boa
**Rainbow boa
**Red-tailed boa
**Rosy boa
**Rubber boa
**Sand boa
**Tree boa
*Boiga
*Boomslang
*Brown snake
**Eastern brown snake
*Bull snake
*Bushmaster

C

*Canebrake
*Cantil
*Cascabel
*Cascavel
*Cat-eyed snake
**Banded cat-eyed snake
**Green cat-eyed snake
*Cat snake
**Andaman cat snake
**Beddome's cat snake
**Dog-toothed cat snake
**Forsten's cat snake
**Gold-ringed cat snake
**Gray cat snake
**Many-spotted cat snake
**Nicobar cat snake
**Sri Lanka cat snake
**Tawny cat snake
*Chicken snake
*Coachwhip snake
*Cobra
**Black-necked cobra
**Cape cobra
**Chinese cobra
**Cobra de capello
**Common cobra
**Eastern water cobra
**Egyptian cobra
**False cobra
**False water cobra
**Forest cobra
**Gold's tree cobra
**Indian cobra
**King cobra
**Monocled cobra
**Mozambique spitting cobra
**Philippine cobra
**Red spitting cobra
**Rinkhals cobra
**Shield-nosed cobra
**Spitting cobra
**White-lipped cobra
**Yellow cobra
*Collett's snake
*Colubrine
*Congo snake
*Copperhead
**American copperhead
**Australian copperhead
*Coral snake
**Arizona coral snake
**Beddome's coral snake
**Brazilian coral snake
**Cape coral snake
**Eastern coral snake
**False coral snake
**Harlequin coral snake
**High Woods coral snake
**Malayan long-glanded coral snake
**Western coral snake
*Corn snake
**South eastern corn snake
*Cottonmouth
*Crowned snake
*Cuban wood snake

D

*Diamondback
*Dice snake
*Dugite

E

*Eastern hognose snake
*Egg-eater
**Indian egg-eater
**Eye-lash viper
**Eastern coral snake

F

*Fer-de-lance
*Fierce snake
*Fishing snake
*Flying snake
**Golden tree snake
**Indian flying snake
**Moluccan flying snake
**Ornate flying snake
**Paradise flying snake
**Twin-Barred tree snake
**Banded flying snake
*Fox snake
**Eastern fox snake
*Forest flame snake

G

*Garter snake
**Checkered garter snake
**Common garter snake
**San Francisco garter snake
**Texas garter snake
*Glossy snake
*Gopher snake
**Cape gopher snake
*Grass snake
*Green snake
**Rough green snake
**Smooth green snake
*Ground snake
**Common ground snake
**Three-lined ground snake
**Western ground snake

H

*Habu
**Himehabu
**Okinawan habu
**Sakishima habu
**Tokara habu
*Harlequin snake
**Elaps harlequin snake
*Herald snake
*Hognose snake
**Blonde hognose snake
**Dusty hognose snake
**Eastern hognose snake
**Jan's hognose snake
**Giant Malagasy hognose snake
**Mexican hognose snake
**Plains hognose snake
**Ringed hognose snake
**South American hognose snake
**Southern hognose snake
**Speckled hognose snake
**Tri-color hognose snake
**Western hognose snake
*Hoop snake
*Hundred pacer

I

*Indigo snake

K

*Keelback
**Andrea's keelback
**Asian keelback
**Assam keelback
**Black-striped keelback
**Buff striped keelback
**Burmese keelback
**Common keelback
**Hill keelback
**Himalayan keelback
**Khasi Hills keelback
**Modest keelback
**Nicobar Island keelback
**Nilgiri keelback
**Orange-collared keelback
**Red-necked keelback
**Sikkim keelback
**Speckle-bellied keelback
**Tiger keelback
**Wall's keelback
**White-lipped keelback
**Wynaad keelback
**Yunnan keelback
*King brown
*King cobra
*King snake
**California kingsnake
**Desert kingsnake
**Grey-banded kingsnake
**North eastern king snake
**Prairie kingsnake
**Scarlet kingsnake
**Speckled kingsnake
*Krait
**Banded krait
**Blue krait
**Black krait
**Burmese krait
**Ceylon krait
**Indian krait
**Lesser black krait
**Malayan krait
**Many-banded krait
**Northeastern hill krait
**Red-headed krait
**Sind krait
**South Andaman krait

L

*Large shield snake
*Lancehead
**Common lancehead
*Lora
**Grey lora
*Lyre snake
**Baja California lyresnake
**Central American lyre snake
**Texas lyre snake
**Western lyre snake

M

*Machete savane
*Mamba
**Black mamba
**Eastern green mamba
**Green mamba
**Western green mamba
*Mamushi
*Mangrove snake
*Milk snake
*Moccasin snake
*Montpellier snake
*Mud snake
**Eastern mud snake
**Western mud snake
*Mussurana

N

*Night snake
**Cat-eyed night snake
**Texas night snake
**Nichell snake

P

*Parrot snake
**Mexican parrot snake
*Patchnose snake
*Perrotet's shieldtail snake
*Pine snake
*Pipe snake
**Asian pipe snake
**Dwarf pipe snake
**Red-tailed pipe snake
*Python
**African rock python
**Amethystine python
**Angolan python
**Australian scrub python
**Ball python
**Bismarck ringed python
**Black headed python
**Blood python
**Boelen python
**Borneo short-tailed python
**Bredl's python
**Brown water python
**Burmese python
**Calabar python
**Carpet python
***Centralian carpet python
***Coastal carpet python
***Inland carpet python
***Jungle carpet python
***New Guinea carpet python
***Northwestern carpet python
***Southwestern carpet python
**Children's python
**Dauan Island water python
**Desert woma python
**Diamond python
**Flinders python
**Green tree python
**Halmahera python
**Indian python
**Indonesian water python
**Macklot's python
**Mollucan python
**Oenpelli python
**Olive python
**Papuan python
**Pygmy python
**Red blood python
**Reticulated python
***Kayaudi dwarf reticulated python
***Selayer reticulated python
**Rough-scaled python
**Royal python
**Savu python
**Spotted python
**Stimson's python
**Sumatran short-tailed python
**Tanimbar python
**Timor python
**Wetar Island python
**White-lipped python
***Brown white-lipped python
***Northern white-lipped python
***Southern white-lipped python
**Woma python
***Western woma python

Q

*Queen snake

R

*Racer
**Bimini racer
**Buttermilk racer
**Eastern racer
**Eastern yellowbelly racer
**Mexican racer
**Southern black racer
**Tan racer
**West Indian racer
*Rat snake
**Baird's rat snake
**Beauty rat snake
**Great Plains rat snake
**Green rat snake
**Japanese forest rat snake
**Japanese rat snake
**King rat snake
**Mandarin rat snake
**Persian rat snake
**Twin-spotted rat snake
**Yellow-striped rat snake
*Rattlesnake
**Arizona black rattlesnake
**Aruba rattlesnake
**Chihuahuan ridge-nosed rattlesnake
**Coronado Island rattlesnake
**Durango rock rattlesnake
**Dusky pigmy rattlesnake
**Eastern diamondback rattlesnake
**Grand Canyon rattlesnake
**Great Basin rattlesnake
**Hopi rattlesnake
**Lance-headed rattlesnake
**Long-tailed rattlesnake
**Massasauga rattlesnake
**Mexican green rattlesnake
**Mexican west coast rattlesnake
**Midget faded rattlesnake
**Mojave rattlesnake
**Northern black-tailed rattlesnake
**Oaxacan small-headed rattlesnake
**Rattler
**Red diamond rattlesnake
**Southern Pacific rattlesnake
**Southwestern speckled rattlesnake
**Tancitaran dusky rattlesnake
**Tiger rattlesnake
**Timber rattlesnake
**Tropical rattlesnake
**Twin-spotted rattlesnake
**Uracoan rattlesnake
**Western diamondback rattlesnake
*Ribbon snake
*Rinkhals
*River jack

*Sea snake
**Annulated sea snake
**Beaked sea snake
**Dubois's sea snake
**Hardwicke's sea snake
**Hook nosed sea snake
**Olive sea snake
**Pelagic sea snake
**Stoke's sea snake
**Yellow-banded sea snake
**Yellow-bellied sea snake
**Yellow-lipped sea snake
*Shield-tailed snake
*Sidewinder
**Colorado desert sidewinder
**Mojave desert sidewinder
**Sonoran sidewinder
*Smooth snake
**Brazilian smooth snake
*Sonoran
*Stiletto snake
*Striped snake
**Japanese striped snake
*Sunbeam snake

T

*Taipan
**Central ranges taipan
**Inland taipan
*Tentacled snake
*Tic polonga
*Tiger snake
**Chappell Island tiger snake
**Common tiger snake
**Down's tiger snake
**Eastern tiger snake
**King Island tiger snake
**Krefft's tiger snake
**Penisula tiger snake
**Tasmanian tiger snake
**Western tiger snake
*Tigre snake
*Tree snake
**Blanding's tree snake
**Blunt-headed tree snake
**Brown tree snake
**Long-nosed tree snake
**Many-banded tree snake
**Northern tree snake
*Trinket snake
**Black-banded trinket snake
*Twig snake
**African twig snake

U

*Urutu

V

*Vine snake
**Mexican vine snake
*Viper
**Asp viper
**Bamboo viper
**Bluntnose viper
**Burrowing viper
**Bush viper
***Great Lakes bush viper
***Hairy bush viper
***Nitsche's bush viper
***Rough-scaled bush viper
***Spiny bush viper
**Carpet viper
**Crossed viper
**Cyclades blunt-nosed viper
**Eyelash viper
**Fea's viper
**Fifty pacer
**Gaboon viper
**Hognosed viper
**Horned desert viper
**Horned viper
**Jumping viper
**Kaznakov's viper
**Leaf-nosed viper
**Leaf viper
**Levant viper
**Long-nosed viper
**McMahon's viper
**Mole viper
**Nose-horned viper
**Palestinian viper
**Pallas' viper
**Palm viper
***Amazonian palm viper
***Black-speckled palm-pitviper
***Eyelash palm-pitviper
***Green palm viper
***Mexican palm-pitviper
***Guatemalan palm viper
***Honduran palm viper
***Siamese palm viper
***Side-striped palm-pitviper
***Yellow-lined palm viper
**Pit viper
***Banded pitviper
***Bamboo pitviper
***Barbour's pit viper
***Black-tailed horned pit viper
***Bornean pitviper
***Brongersma's pitviper
***Brown spotted pitviper
***Cantor's pitviper
***Elegant pitviper
***Eyelash pit viper
***Fan-Si-Pan horned pitviper
***Flat-nosed pitviper
***Godman's pit viper
***Green tree pit viper
***Habu pit viper
***Hagen's pitviper
***Horseshoe pitviper
***Jerdon's pitviper
***Kanburian pit viper
***Kaulback's lance-headed pitviper
***Kham Plateau pitviper
***Large-eyed pitviper
***Malabar rock pitviper
***Malayan pit viper
***Mangrove pit viper
***Mangshan pitviper
***Motuo bamboo pitviper
***Nicobar bamboo pitviper
***Philippine pitviper
***Red-tailed bamboo pitviper
***Schultze's pitviper
***Stejneger's bamboo pitviper
***Sri Lankan pit viper
***Temple pit viper
***Tibetan bamboo pitviper
***Tiger pit viper
***Undulated pit viper
***Wagler's pit viper
***Wirot's pit viper
**Portuguese viper
**Rhinoceros viper
**River jack
**Russell's viper
**Sand viper
**Saw-scaled viper
**Schlegel's viper
**Sedge viper
**Sharp-nosed viper
**Snorkel viper
**Temple viper
**Tree viper
***Chinese tree viper
***Guatemalan tree viper
***Hutton's tree viper
***Indian tree viper
***Large-scaled tree viper
***Malcolm's tree viper
***Nitsche's tree viper
***Pope's tree viper
***Rough-scaled tree viper
***Rungwe tree viper
***Sumatran tree viper
***White-lipped tree viper
**Ursini's viper
**Western hog-nosed viper

W

*Wart snake
*Water moccasin
*Water snake
**Bocourt's water snake
**Northern water snake
*Whip snake
**Long-nosed whip snake
*Wolf snake
**African wolf snake
**Barred wolf snake
*Worm snake
**Common worm snake
**Longnosed worm snake
*Wutu

Y

*Yarara

ee also

* List of snakes, overview of snake families and genera.
* List of reptiles, overview or reptile orders and families.


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