California Mountain Kingsnake

Photo Credit: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service


  • Species Common Name California Mountain Kingsnake
  • Species Scientific Name Lampropeltis zonata
  • Federal Listing Status Species of Concern
  • State Listing Status Sensitive


    Special needs

    California mountain kingsnakes are found in a variety of habitat types, including oak and pine woodlands, that continue to be converted, developed, and fragmented. Exact habitat requirements vary by region and depend upon local exposure, substrate type, and degree of isolation.

    Limiting factors

    This species may be limited by distribution of suitable habitat.

    Conservation actions

    Undertake habitat restoration and protection, including vegetation succession management to benefit the species.

    Key reference or plan California Mountain Kingsnake

    Life History Traits