*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: Only the Common Rainbow Snake, Farancia erytrogramma erytrogramma, occurs within Louisiana.
Louisiana Range: The Florida Parishes.
Best Time and Place to Observe:
Global Conservation Status: Rainbow Snakes are listed as Least Concern by the IUCN Red List. Their NatureServe Global Conservation Status Rank is G4 (Apparently Secure).
Federal Conservation Status: None
Louisiana Conservation Status: Rainbow Snakes have a ranking of S2 (imperiled because of rarity – 6-20 known extant populations) in Louisiana.
*** If you live in the range of this species in Louisiana and believe you may have observed this species please let me know (take a picture if possible), as there may be more unknown populations in the state.***
Author's Remarks: I have never observed this species in the wild. The pictures above came from an adult brought in by another student who found it in Pearl River WMA (Honey Island Swamp) in St. Tammany Parish.