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




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.



California, Baja.


Adult size



Approx lifespan

Upto 20years.


REcomended vivarium size



Basic set up type

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



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


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