*The colored areas of the map above represent parishes with currently known records for the given species (Source: Jeff Boundy, LA Dept. of Wildlife and Fisheries). By no means does it represent the full range of the species in the state, nor does it necessarily mean that a species can be found throughout the parish with the record. This is provided as a guide to where you might be able to find these species in the state and to aid in identification. A descriptive explanation of the range of each species can be found in the text below.
Other Common Names:
Subspecies: The Marsh Brownsnake, Storeria dekayi limnetes, occurs in southern Louisiana. The Midland Brownsnake, Storeria dekayi wrightorum, occurs in the northern Florida Parishes as well as the eastern half of northern Louisiana, whereas the Texas Brownsnake, Storeria dekayi texana, occurs in the western half of northern Louisiana.
Louisiana Range: Statewide.
Best Time and Place to Observe:
Global Conservation Status: Dekay’s Brownsnakes are listed as Least Concern by the IUCN Red List. Their NatureServe Global Conservation Status Rank is G5 (Secure).
Federal Conservation Status: None
Louisiana Conservation Status: Dekay’s Brownsnakes do not have any special status in Louisiana.
Author's Remarks: I have observed this species routinely in many of the areas I have herped and lived in the state, being common in urban and suburban areas.