Species information


Sonoran Gopher Snake

Pituophis catenifer affinis

Pituophis catenifer affinis - Sonoran Gopher Snake


Common name

Sonoran Gopher Snake

Scientific name

Pituophis catenifer affinis




The sonoran gopher snake is a medium sized stocky colubrid. They are a cream/yellow/gold colour with brown dorsal blotches. Smaller blotches mark the site of the snake, in a regular way.



Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, Arizona, Mexico.


Adult size



Approx lifespan

Upto 20 years.


REcomended vivarium size



Basic set up type

Desert/Savannah.Make sure hides in both the warm end and the cool end are provided.



A diet of rodents is best suited for the Sonoran Gopher Snake.


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