REPTILES & AMPHIBIANS OF ANZA-BORREGO
More than 70 species of snakes, lizards, and amphibians are found in Anza-Borrego.
The Anza-Borrego region ranges from the hot and dry deserts of the Salton
Sea, barely above sea level in the east, all the way up to 6,000 feet, in
the moist and cold mountain tops that rise in the west. Within this range
of elevations there are a tremendous variety of habitats, and tremendous variety
in the plants and animals that inhabit them.
amphibians are no exception, and the full list of lizards, snakes, salamanders,
toads, frogs, geckos, skinks, etc includes considerable diversity.
photo gallery shown on this page does not include all of the species found in
Anza-Borrego, but it does show many of
the more common ones, along with the wide variety of "herps" that live