Snakes of the Southeast APP

Whit Gibbons and Mike Dorcas

Identify snake species with your smartphone and other mobile devices


Fifty-three kinds of snakes are native to the Southeast, almost half of all species native to United States. Created by two renowned herpetologists, Snakes of the Southeast is the most comprehensive digital guide to the snakes of the region. With easy-to-use photographs, maps and detailed accounts, this app is a great reference for beginners and experienced herpetologists alike.

  • Detailed articles covering 
53 native + 4 invasive snakes
  • 270+ high-resolution photographs by professional and amateur herpetologists
  • Distribution maps and habitat descriptions
  • Learn how to identify species and venomous snakes with key characteristics
  • Keep a comprehensive guide in your pocket

Please exercise caution when approaching snakes while using this app as some snakes may be dangerous!

Snakes of the Southeast is a universal app compatible with all Android and iOS capable and newer devices including iPhone, iPad and iPods

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Whit Gibbons is a professor emeritus of ecology at the University of Georgia and author of several books on herpetology and ecology, including Keeping All the Pieces (Georgia). Dorcas and Gibbons are coauthors of Snakes of the Southeast, Revised Edition, and Frogs and Toads of the Southeast (both Georgia). Mike Dorcas is a herpetologist and author of numerous books, including A Guide to the Snakes of North Carolina and Invasive Pythons in the United States (coauthored with John D. Willson, UGA Press).