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Natrix tessellata (Dice Snake)

Synonyms: Coluber elaphoides; Coluber gabinus; Coluber griseus; Coluber hydrophylus; Coluber idrus; Coluber muravievii; Coluber penttatus; Coluber ponticus; Coluber reticulatus; Coronella tessellata; Enhydris caspia; Natrix dubbiosi; Natrix dunni; Natrix hydrus; Natrix tessellata; Sinonatrix dunni; Tropidonotus gracilis; Tropidonotus hydrus; Tropidonotus tantalus; Tropidonotus tesellatus; Tropidonotus tessellatus; Xenochrophis tessellata

Wikipedia Abstract

The dice snake (Natrix tessellata) is a European nonvenomous snake belonging to the family Colubridae, subfamily Natricinae.
View Wikipedia Record: Natrix tessellata

Ecoregions

Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Map Climate Land
Use
Aegean and Western Turkey sclerophyllous and mixed forests Greece, Turkey, Macedonia Palearctic Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub  
Alai-Western Tian Shan steppe Kazahkstan, Uzbekistan, Tadjikistan Palearctic Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Alps conifer and mixed forests Italy, France, Switzerland, Slovenia Palearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests
Anatolian conifer and deciduous mixed forests Turkey Palearctic Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
Appenine deciduous montane forests Italy Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Arabian Desert and East Sahero-Arabian xeric shrublands Saudi Arabia, Oman, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Egypt , Iraq, Jordan, Syria Palearctic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Azerbaijan shrub desert and steppe Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iran Palearctic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Badghyz and Karabil semi-desert Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Iran, Tajikistan Palearctic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Balkan mixed forests Turkey, Greece, Macedonia, Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Carpathian montane forests Czech Republic, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Ukraine Palearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests
Caspian Hyrcanian mixed forests Iran, Azerbaijan Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests    
Caspian lowland desert Russia, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Iran Palearctic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands  
Caucasus mixed forests Georgia, Russia, Azerbaijan, Turkey, Armenia Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Central Anatolian deciduous forests Turkey Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Central Anatolian steppe Turkey Palearctic Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Central Asian northern desert Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan Palearctic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Central Asian riparian woodlands Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan Palearctic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Central Asian southern desert Turkmenistan stretching, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan Palearctic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Central European mixed forests Austria, Belarus, Czech Republic, Germany, Lithuania, Moldovia, Poland, Romania, Russia, Ukraine Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Central Persian desert basins Iran, Afghanistan Palearctic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Crete Mediterranean forests Greece Palearctic Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub  
Crimean Submediterranean forest complex Russia, Ukraine Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Cyprus Mediterranean forests Cyprus Palearctic Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
Dinaric Mountains mixed forests Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Italy, Slovenia, Yugoslavia Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
East European forest steppe Bulgaria, Moldova, Romania, Russia, Ukraine Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Eastern Anatolian deciduous forests Turkey Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Eastern Anatolian montane steppe Iran, Turkey, Armenia Palearctic Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Eastern Mediterranean conifer-sclerophyllous-broadleaf forests Turkey, Jordan, Israel, Syria Palearctic Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
Elburz Range forest steppe Iran Palearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests    
Emin Valley steppe China, Kazakstan Palearctic Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Euxine-Colchic broadleaf forests Turkey Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Gissaro-Alai open woodlands Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan Palearctic Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Illyrian deciduous forests Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Montenegro, Albania, Greece Palearctic Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
Italian sclerophyllous and semi-deciduous forests Italy, France Palearctic Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
Junggar Basin semi-desert China, Kazakstan, Mongolia Palearctic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Karakoram-West Tibetan Plateau alpine steppe Pakistan, China, Afghanistan, India Palearctic Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Kazakh semi-desert Kazakhstan Palearctic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Kazakh steppe Russia, Kazakhstan Palearctic Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Kopet Dag semi-desert Iran, Turkmenistan Palearctic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Kopet Dag woodlands and forest steppe Iran, Turkmenistan Palearctic Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Kuh Rud and Eastern Iran montane woodlands Iran Palearctic Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Mesopotamian shrub desert Iraq, Syria, Jordan Palearctic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Middle East steppe Syria, Iraq Palearctic Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Northern Anatolian conifer and deciduous forests Turkey Palearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests
Pamir alpine desert and tundra China, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan Palearctic Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Pannonian mixed forests Austria, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Paropamisus xeric woodlands Afghanistan Palearctic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Pindus Mountains mixed forests Albania, Greece Palearctic Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
Po Basin mixed forests Italy Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Pontic steppe Russia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine Palearctic Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Rodope montane mixed forests Bulgaria, Greece, Macedonia Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
South Iran Nubo-Sindian desert and semi-desert Iran, Iraq, Pakistan Palearctic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Southern Anatolian montane conifer and deciduous forests Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Israel Palearctic Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
Southwestern Arabian montane woodlands Yemen, Saudi Arabia Afrotropic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Taklimakan desert China Palearctic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Tarim Basin deciduous forests and steppe China Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Tian Shan foothill arid steppe China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan Palearctic Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Tian Shan montane conifer forests China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan Palearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests
Tian Shan montane steppe and meadows China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan Palearctic Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Tigris-Euphrates alluvial salt marsh Iran, Iraq Palearctic Flooded Grasslands and Savannas
Tyrrhenian-Adriatic sclerophyllous and mixed forests France, Italy Palearctic Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub    
Western European broadleaf forests Austria, Czech Republic, France, Germany Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Zagros Mountains forest steppe Iran Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Map Climate Land Use
AMVRAKIKOS KOLPOS, DELTA LOUROU KAI ARACHTHOU (PETRA, MYTIKAS, EVRYTERI PERIOCHI) 71136 Greece  
AMVRAKIKOS KOLPOS, LIMNOTHALASSA KATAFOURKO KAI KORAKONISIA 56861 Greece  
ASTEROUSIA ORI (KOFINAS) 70792 Greece  
Aggtelek Biosphere Reserve National Park II 59233 Hungary
Alpi Giulie 44561 Italy  
Alto Garda Bresciano 53192 Italy  
Amudarya Zapovednik State Nature Reserve Ia 152861 Lebap, Turkmenistan  
Astrakhanskiy Biosphere Reserve Zapovednik Ia 167827 Astrakhan, Russia
Atanasovsko ezero 17814 Bulgaria  
Bagni di Masino - Pizzo Badile - Val di Mello - Val Torrone - Piano di Preda Rossa 23828 Italy  
Boschi del Ticino 50788 Italy  
Bukovské vrchy 106836 Slovakia  
Burgasko ezero 7641 Bulgaria  
CHERSONISOS RODOPOU - PARALIA MALEME 21739 Greece    
Capanne di Marcarolo 23604 Italy  
Comprensorio Bracciano-Martignano 48319 Italy  
Comprensorio Tolfetano-Cerite-Manziate 166977 Italy  
DELTA ACHELOOU, LIMNOTHALASSA MESOLONGIOU - AITOLIKOU, EKVOLES EVINOU, NISOI ECHINADES, NISOS PETALA 87747 Greece  
DELTA AXIOU - LOUDIA - ALIAKMONA - ALYKI KITROUS 73260 Greece  
DELTA AXIOU - LOUDIA - ALIAKMONA - EVRYTERI PERIOCHI - AXIOUPOLI 83216 Greece  
DELTA EVROU 31031 Greece  
DELTA EVROU KAI DYTIKOS VRACHIONAS 24359 Greece  
DELTA NESTOU KAI LIMNOTHALASSES KERAMOTIS - EVRYTERI PERIOCHI KAI PARAKTIA ZONI 55561 Greece  
DELTA NESTOU KAI LIMNOTHALASSES KERAMOTIS KAI NISOS THASOPOULA 36139 Greece  
DRAPANO (VOREIOANATOLIKES AKTES) - PARALIA GEORGIOUPOLIS - LIMNI KOURNA 11147 Greece  
Dolomiti Friulane 90787 Italy  
Duna e Lago di Lesina - Foce del Fortore 24273 Italy  
Dunajské luhy 45462 Slovakia  
EKVOLES EVROTA 13269 Greece  
ETHNIKOS DRYMOS PRESPON 65762 Greece  
Elbtal zwischen Schöna und Mühlberg 10658 Germany  
Gessi Bolognesi, Calanchi dell'Abbadessa 10616 Italy  
Grave e Zone umide della Brenta 9509 Italy  
Grigne 17695 Italy  
KATO ROUS KAI EKVOLES SPERCHEIOU POTAMOU 27106 Greece  
KOILADA KAI EKVOLES SPERCHEIOU - MALIAKOS KOLPOS 117491 Greece  
Kaplankyr Zapovednik State Nature Reserve Ia 1293994 Turkmenistan  
Karadagskiy Zapovednik Nature Zapovednik 13876 Ukraine  
Kavkazskiy Biosphere Reserve Ia 692723 Krasnodar, Karachay-Cherkessia, Adygea, Russia
Khazar Zapovednik State Nature Reserve Ia 658105 Turkmenistan  
Kopetdagh Zapovednik State Nature Reserve Ia 125705 Turkmenistan  
Kugitang Zapovednik State Nature Reserve Ia 77308 Turkmenistan  
LESVOS: KOLPOS GERAS, ELOS NTIPI KAI OROS OLYMPOS 27677 Greece  
LESVOS: KOLPOS KALLONIS KAI CHERSAIA PARAKTIA ZONI 45248 Greece  
LESVOS: PARAKTIOI YGROTOPOI KOLPOU KALLONIS 8681 Greece  
LIMNES KAI LIMNOTHALASSES TIS THRAKIS - EVRYTERI PERIOCHI KAI PARAKTIA ZONI 72787 Greece  
LIMNES KORONEIAS - VOLVIS, STENA RENTINAS KAI EVRYTERI PERIOCHI 399400 Greece  
LIMNES VISTONIS, ISMARIS - LIMNOTHALASSES PORTO LAGOS, ALYKI PTELEA, XIROLIMNI, KARATZA 45016 Greece  
LIMNES VOLVI KAI LAGKADA - EVRYTERI PERIOCHI 66589 Greece  
LIMNES YLIKI KAI PARALIMNI - SYSTIMA VOIOTIKOU KIFISOU 28680 Greece  
LIMNI IOANNINON 6647 Greece  
LIMNI KASTORIAS 11694 Greece  
LIMNI KERKINI - KROUSIA - KORYFES OROUS BELES, ANGISTRO - CHAROPO 193493 Greece  
LIMNOTHALASSA KALOGRIAS, DASOS STROFYLIAS KAI ELOS LAMIAS, ARAXOS 8732 Greece  
LIMNOTHALASSA PYLOU (DIVARI) KAI NISOS SFAKTIRIA, AGIOS DIMITRIOS 8777 Greece  
Lago Trasimeno 35838 Italy  
Laguna di Marano e Grado 40434 Italy  
Laguna di Orbetello 9128 Italy  
Laguna di Venezia 136417 Italy  
Magredi di Pordenone 24950 Italy  
Mandra - Poda 15162 Bulgaria  
Monte Labbro e alta valle dell'Albegna 15565 Italy  
Monti Lepini 115954 Italy  
Monti Soprano, Vesole e Gole del Fiume Calore Salernitano 14762 Italy  
Monti dell'Uccellina 10974 Italy  
NOTIA SERIFOS 11196 Greece  
OROS ITAMOS - SITHONIA 44557 Greece  
OROS KEDROS 11615 Greece    
OROS OLYMPOS 47295 Greece  
OROS PARNONAS (KAI PERIOCHI MALEVIS) 137805 Greece  
PERIOCHI METSOVOU (ANILIO - KATARA) 18110 Greece  
PERIOCHI NEAPOLIS KAI NISOS ELAFONISOS 13575 Greece  
PRASSANO FARANGI - PATSOS - SFAKORYAKO REMA - PARALIA RETHYMNOU KAI EKVOLI GEROPOTAMOU, AKR. LIANOS 32424 Greece    
Parco Del Cilento e Vallo de Diano National Park 551095 Italy
Parco Naturale Adamello 53676 Italy  
Parco Nazionale del Circeo 54771 Italy  
Parco Nazionale dello Stelvio National Park V 333737 Italy
Parco Regionale Oglio Sud 9941 Italy  
Parco Regionale Orobie Bergamasche 121015 Italy  
Parco Regionale Orobie Valtellinesi 56377 Italy  
Picentini 157557 Italy  
Prespa National Park II 62043 Greece  
Rila 200269 Bulgaria  
SERIFOS: PARAKTIA ZONI KAI NISIDES SERIFOPOULA, PIPERI KAI VOUS 13173 Greece  
SOROS - AGKATHI - KEDROS 20087 Greece    
STENA ALIAKMONA 8954 Greece  
STENA NESTOU 21629 Greece  
Selva Pisana 23863 Italy  
Selva del Lamone e Monti di Castro 14097 Italy  
Slovenský kras 100327 Slovakia  
Syunt-Khasardagh Zapovednik State Nature Reserve Ia 105306 Turkmenistan  
Sárvíz völgye 19301 Hungary  
Tzentralen Balkan 177099 Bulgaria  
VALIA KALNTA KAI TECHNITI LIMNI AOOU 36227 Greece  
VOREIOANATOLIKI TINOS KAI NISIDES 12494 Greece  
VOUNA EVROU 104705 Greece  
Valle del Ticino 16302 Italy  
Vihorlat 133079 Slovakia  
Vitosha 67608 Bulgaria  
YGROTOPOS EKVOLON KALAMA KAI NISOS PRASOUDI 21108 Greece  

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website Map
Caucasus Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iran, Russia, Turkey No
Eastern Afromontane Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen, Zimbabwe No
Irano-Anatolian Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iran, Iraq, Turkey, Turkmenistan No
Mediterranean Basin Algeria, Egypt, France, Greece, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Portugal, Spain, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey No
Mountains of Central Asia Afghanistan, China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan No

Prey / Diet

Bufo bufo (Common European toad)[1]
Cobitis taenia (Spine loach)[1]
Rana italica (Italian Frog)[1]
Scardinius erythrophthalmus (Red-eye)[1]
Squalius cephaloides (Chub)[1]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Anax imperator (Emperor Dragonfly )1
Chlidonias hybrida (Whiskered Tern)1
Larus cachinnans (Yellow-legged Gull)1
Milvus migrans (Black Kite)1
Milvus milvus (Red Kite)1
Mustela putorius (European Polecat)1
Natrix natrix (European Grass Snake)2
Platalea leucorodia (Eurasian Spoonbill)1
Strix aluco (Tawny Owl)1

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Alaria alata <Unverified Name>[2]
Allopharynx amudariensis <Unverified Name>[2]
Anisakis schupakovi <Unverified Name>[2]
Astiotrema monticelli <Unverified Name>[2]
Camallanus lacustris[2]
Cephalogonimus retusus <Unverified Name>[2]
Codonocephalus urniger <Unverified Name>[2]
Contracaecum squalii <Unverified Name>[2]
Corynosoma strumosum[2]
Cosmocephalus obvelatus <Unverified Name>[2]
Diplodiscus subclavatus <Unverified Name>[2]
Encyclometra colubrimurorum <Unverified Name>[2]
Eustrongylides excisus <Unverified Name>[2]
Leptophallus nigrovenosus <Unverified Name>[2]
Macrodera longicollis <Unverified Name>[2]
Neodiplostomum attenuatum <Unverified Name>[2]
Neodiplostomum major <Unverified Name>[2]
Neodiplostomum spathoides <Unverified Name>[2]
Ophiotaenia europaea <Unverified Name>[2]
Opisthioglyphe ranae <Unverified Name>[2]
Paracuaria adunca <Unverified Name>[2]
Paralepoderma cloacicola <Unverified Name>[2]
Patagium lazarewi <Unverified Name>[2]
Pharyngostomum cordatum <Unverified Name>[2]
Physocephalus sexalatus[2]
Plagiorchis mentulatus <Unverified Name>[2]
Rhabdias fuscovenosa[2]
Spirometra erinacei-europaei <Unverified Name>[2]
Spiroxys contorta <Unverified Name>[2]
Streptocara crassicauda <Unverified Name>[2]
Strigea falconis[2]
Strigea sphaerula <Unverified Name>[2]
Strigea strigis <Unverified Name>[2]
Telorchis assula <Unverified Name>[2]
Telorchis stossichi[2]

Distribution

Germany, S Switzerland, E Austria, France, Belgique, Yugoslavia: Croatia (including some adriatic islands), Slovenia, Bosnia and Hercegowina, Monte Negro, Macedonia, Serbia, Italy, Czech Republic (formerly Czechoslovakia), Albania, Romania, Bulgaria, Hu;

Photos

Citations

Species recognized by Uetz P., , in Catalog of Life 2011
Attributes / relations provided by 1The prey spectrum of Natrix natrix (LINNAEUS, 1758) and Natrix tessellata (LAURENTI, 1768) in sympatric populations (Squamata: Serpentes: Colubridae), ERNESTO FILIPPI & MASSIMO CAPULA & LUCA LUISELLI & UMBERTO AGRIMI, HERPETOZOA 8 (3/4): 155 -164 Wien, 30. Jänner 1996 2Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 gis.wwfus.org/wildfinder
Protected Areas provided by Natura 2000, UK data: © Crown copyright and database right [2010] All rights reserved. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100017955 Biological Inventories of the World's Protected Areas in cooperation between the Information Center for the Environment at the University of California, Davis and numerous collaborators.
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Biodiversity Hotspots, Conservation International
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Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
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