Species information

 

Southern Baja Gopher Snake

Pituophis catenifer vertebralis

Pituophis catenifer vertebralis - Southern Baja Gopher Snake

 

Common name

Southern Baja Gopher Snake

Scientific name

Pituophis catenifer vertebralis

Family

Colubridae

Appearance

The southern Baja gopher snake has a background colour of cream/yellow/brown/tan, on this are brown/black saddles running the length of the snake. On the sides are regular blotches of brown/black. These blotches (including the saddles) are darkest towards the head and tail, and lighter inbetween.

 

Locality

California, Baja.

 

Adult size

4-5ft

 

Approx lifespan

Upto 20years.

 

REcomended vivarium size

36x12x15in.

 

Basic set up type

Desertic. Provide hides in both the warm and and the cool end.

 

Diet

A diet of rodents is best for the Southern Baja Gopher Snake.

 

Further reading

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