Catalina Island Ecology: Animal Species

Photo: Angela Aarhus
Common Name: San Diego Gopher Snake
Scientific Name: Pituophis catenifer annectens
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Family: Colubridae
Genus: Pituophis
Species: catenifer annectens

Habitat:Widespread in most habitat types
Food:Prey includes rodents, birds and their eggs, and lizards, which it kills by constriction.
Rare or Endemic:No

An excellent climber and burrower, the gopher snake is the most common and widespread snake in California.