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SANTA CRUZ ISLAND GOPHER SNAKE
Pituophis catenifer pumilis

Santa Cruz Island Gopher Snake - Pituophis catenifer pumilis Pituophis catenifer pumilis from Santa Rosa Island  off  the coast
of Santa Barbara County, California           Photo by Patrick H. Briggs
Santa Cruz Island Gopher Snake - Pituophis catenifer pumilis Pituophis catenifer pumilis  from Santa Rosa Island, off the coast
of Santa Barbara County, California           Photo by Patrick H. Briggs

Santa Cruz Island Gopher Snake - Pituophis catenifer pumilis Pituophis catenifer pumilis from Santa Cruz Island  off  the coast
of Santa Barbara County, California           Photo by Patrick H. Briggs


Distribution:  This subspecies occurs only on two or possibly three of the Channel Islands south of California's Santa Barbara Coast. It is documented from Santa Cruz and Santa Rosa Islands. There is also an unverified sight record from San Miguel Island.

Legal Status:  The California Department of Fish and Game currently lists Pituophis catenifer pumilis as a Species of Special Concern.






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