Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Reptilia > Order: Squamata > Family: Colubridae > Genus: Elaphe > Species: Elaphe sauromates

Elaphe sauromates Pallas, 1811

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
EU conservation status by biogeographical region Black Sea - Unfavourable-Inadequate
Continental - Unfavourable-Bad
Mediterranean - Unknown
Protected by EU Habitats Directive and 1 other international agreement
Natura 2000 sites 144 are designated for this species
Most preferred habitats
  • grassland
  • heathland and shrub
  • woodland and forest
May also occur in
  • sparsely vegetated land
  • wetlands
Natura 2000 species code 5194


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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

The IUCN Red List threat status assesses the risk of extinction.

IUCN Red List Category
Not Evaluated
Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Least Concern
Critically Endangered

EU conservation status

Conservation status assesses every six years and for each biogeographical region the condition of habitats and species compared to the favourable status as described in the Habitats Directive. The map shows the 2007-2012 assessments as reported by EU Member State. Assessments are further detailed in the summary document available behind the link below.

Natura 2000 sites

Protected in the following Natura 2000 sites

Sitecode Country Site name Action
BG0000503 Bulgaria Reka Lom Map
BG0000578 Bulgaria Reka Maritsa Map
BG0000289 Bulgaria Trilistnik Map
BG0000436 Bulgaria Reka Mechka Map
BG0000441 Bulgaria Reka Blatnitsa Map
BG0000119 Bulgaria Trite bratya Map
BG0000136 Bulgaria Reka Gorna Luda Kamchia Map
BG0000141 Bulgaria Reka Kamchia Map
BG0000396 Bulgaria Persina Map
BG0000421 Bulgaria Preslavska planina Map
BG0000270 Bulgaria Atanasovsko ezero Map
BG0000232 Bulgaria Batin Map
BG0000173 Bulgaria Ostrovche Map
BG0000539 Bulgaria Gora Topolyane Map
BG0001007 Bulgaria Strandzha Map
BG0000282 Bulgaria Dryanovska reka Map
BG0000611 Bulgaria Yazovir Gorni Dabnik Map
BG0000107 Bulgaria Suha reka Map
BG0000601 Bulgaria Kalenska peshtera Map
BG0001389 Bulgaria Sredna gora Map
BG0000241 Bulgaria Srebarna Map
BG0000444 Bulgaria Reka Pyasachnik Map
BG0000171 Bulgaria Ludogorie - Boblata Map
BG0000377 Bulgaria Kalimok - Brashlen Map
BG0000214 Bulgaria Dryanovski manastir Map
BG0000212 Bulgaria Sakar Map
BG0000554 Bulgaria Gora Zhelyu Voyvoda Map
BG0000151 Bulgaria Aytoska planina Map
BG0000217 Bulgaria Zhdreloto na reka Tundzha Map
BG0000443 Bulgaria Reka Omurovska Map
BG0000203 Bulgaria Tulovo Map
BG0000180 Bulgaria Boblata Map
BG0000418 Bulgaria Kermenski vazvishenia Map
BG0000553 Bulgaria Gora Topolchane Map
BG0000612 Bulgaria Reka Blyagornitsa Map
BG0000429 Bulgaria Reka Stryama Map
BG0000335 Bulgaria Karaboaz Map
BG0000133 Bulgaria Kamchiyska i Emenska planina Map
BG0000509 Bulgaria Tsibritsa Map
BG0000382 Bulgaria Shumensko plato Map
BG0000613 Bulgaria Reka Iskar Map
BG0000104 Bulgaria Provadiysko - Royaksko plato Map
BG0000528 Bulgaria Ostrovska step - Vadin Map
BG0000526 Bulgaria Dolno Linevo Map
BG0000138 Bulgaria Kamenitsa Map
BG0000130 Bulgaria Kraymorska Dobrudzha Map
BG0000402 Bulgaria Bakadzhitsite Map
BG0000434 Bulgaria Banska reka Map
BG0000230 Bulgaria Fakiyska reka Map
BG0000132 Bulgaria Pobitite kamani Map
BG0000500 Bulgaria Voynitsa Map
BG0000279 Bulgaria Stara reka Map
BG0000106 Bulgaria Harsovska reka Map
BG0000569 Bulgaria Kardam Map
BG0000149 Bulgaria Rishki prohod Map
BG0000440 Bulgaria Reka Sokolitsa Map
BG0000608 Bulgaria Lomovete Map
BG0000513 Bulgaria Voynishki Bakadzhik Map
BG0000198 Bulgaria Sredetska reka Map
BG0000181 Bulgaria Reka Vit Map
BG0000280 Bulgaria Zlatarishka reka Map
BG0000275 Bulgaria Yazovir Stamboliyski Map
BG0000196 Bulgaria Reka Mochuritsa Map
BG0000219 Bulgaria Derventski vazvishenia 2 Map
BG0000401 Bulgaria Sveti Iliyski vazvishenia Map
BG0000291 Bulgaria Gora Shishmantsi Map
BG0000139 Bulgaria Luda Kamchia Map
BG0000425 Bulgaria Reka Sazliyka Map
BG0000117 Bulgaria Kotlenska planina Map
BG0000438 Bulgaria Reka Chinardere Map
BG0000211 Bulgaria Tvardishka planina Map
BG0000572 Bulgaria Rositsa - Loznitsa Map
BG0000213 Bulgaria Tarnovski visochini Map
BG0000195 Bulgaria Reka Tundzha 2 Map
BG0000206 Bulgaria Sadievo Map
BG0000178 Bulgaria Ticha Map
BG0000393 Bulgaria Ekokoridor Kamchia - Emine Map
BG0000242 Bulgaria Zaliv Chengene skele Map
BG0000570 Bulgaria Izvorovo - Kraishte Map
BG0000420 Bulgaria Grebenets Map
BG0000427 Bulgaria Reka Ovcharitsa Map
BG0002018 Bulgaria Ostrov Vardim Map
BG0000615 Bulgaria Devetashko plato Map
BG0000334 Bulgaria Ostrov Map
BG0000143 Bulgaria Karaagach Map
BG0001034 Bulgaria Ostar kamak Map
BG0000263 Bulgaria Skalsko Map
BG0000508 Bulgaria Reka Skat Map
BG0000169 Bulgaria Ludogorie - Srebarna Map
BG0000247 Bulgaria Nikopolsko plato Map
BG0000614 Bulgaria Reka Ogosta Map
BG0000146 Bulgaria Plazh Gradina - Zlatna ribka Map
BG0000254 Bulgaria Besaparski vazvishenia Map
BG0000567 Bulgaria Gora Blatets Map
BG0000281 Bulgaria Reka Belitsa Map
BG0000239 Bulgaria Obnova - Karaman dol Map
BG0000365 Bulgaria Ovchi halmove Map
BG0000610 Bulgaria Reka Yantra Map
BG0000530 Bulgaria Pozharevo - Garvan Map
BG0000216 Bulgaria Emen Map
BG0000273 Bulgaria Burgasko ezero Map
BG0000190 Bulgaria Vitata stena Map
BG0001001 Bulgaria Ropotamo Map
BG0000435 Bulgaria Reka Kayaliyka Map
BG0000507 Bulgaria Deleyna Map
BG0000261 Bulgaria Yazovir Koprinka Map
BG0000527 Bulgaria Kozloduy Map
BG0000609 Bulgaria Reka Rositsa Map
BG0001032 Bulgaria Rodopi - Iztochni Map
BG0000432 Bulgaria Golyama reka Map
BG0000621 Bulgaria Ezero Shabla - Ezerets Map
BG0001031 Bulgaria Rodopi - Sredni Map
BG0000602 Bulgaria Kabiyuk Map
BG0000437 Bulgaria Reka Cherkezitsa Map
BG0000164 Bulgaria Sinite kamani Map
BG0000576 Bulgaria Svishtovska gora Map
BG0001033 Bulgaria Brestovitsa Map
BG0000287 Bulgaria Merichlerska reka Map
BG0000255 Bulgaria Gradinska gora Map
BG0000168 Bulgaria Ludogorie Map
BG0000574 Bulgaria Aheloy - Ravda - Nesebar Map
BG0000233 Bulgaria Studena reka Map
BG0000336 Bulgaria Zlatia Map
BG0000498 Bulgaria Vidbol Map
BG0000208 Bulgaria Bosna Map
BG0000442 Bulgaria Reka Martinka Map
BG0000118 Bulgaria Zlatni pyasatsi Map
BG0000192 Bulgaria Reka Tundzha 1 Map
BG0000529 Bulgaria Marten - Ryahovo Map
BG0000205 Bulgaria Straldzha Map
BG0000620 Bulgaria Pomorie Map
BG0000231 Bulgaria Belenska gora Map
BG0000154 Bulgaria Ezero Durankulak Map
BG0000218 Bulgaria Derventski vazvishenia 1 Map
BG0000103 Bulgaria Galata Map
BG0000102 Bulgaria Dolinata na reka Batova Map
BG0000100 Bulgaria Plazh Shkorpilovtsi Map
BG0000116 Bulgaria Kamchia Map
BG0001004 Bulgaria Emine - Irakli Map
BG0000271 Bulgaria Mandra - Poda Map
BG0000573 Bulgaria Kompleks Kaliakra Map
BG0000137 Bulgaria Reka Dolna Luda Kamchia Map
BG0000627 Bulgaria Konunski dol Map
BG0000628 Bulgaria Chirpanski vazvishenia Map

Protected sites

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Common names and synonyms

The species has no common names
No synonyms available.

Other resources

Fauna Europaea search Fauna Europaea
GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
Habitats Directive Art. 17-2006 summary
ITIS search Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI search National Center for Biotechnology Information

External data

Reportnet deliveries

Files delivered through Reportnet with relevance to this species.

Summary of derogations for species

EU member states are required to report derogations from protection efforts of species.

6 items found, displaying all items.1
Region From Until Justification Activity Impact
Bulgaria 2011-08-19 2013-03-01 The permit allows 30 individuals from each species to be caught. Capture No impact
Bulgaria 2011-07-14 2013-03-01 The permit allows 30 individuals from each species to be caught. Capture No impact
Bulgaria 2011-03-15 2013-03-15 The permit allows 20 individuals from each species to be caught. Capture No impact
Bulgaria 2011-03-15 2013-03-15 The permit allows 20 individuals from each species to be caught. Temporary keeping in captivity of 15% of each species from permitted catch for not more than 2 moths. No impact
Bulgaria 2010-05-05 2012-04-30 The permit allows 5 individuals from each bat species to be caught and marked. Capture No impact
Bulgaria 2010-05-05 2012-04-30 The permit allows 5 individuals from each bat species to be caught and marked. Taking dead bodies. No impact
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