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Ida's Mitre (Atrimitra idae)

Observer

rileywild

Date

June 19, 2024 06:55 PM PDT
Ida's Mitre - Photo (c) Melanie Moreno, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Melanie Moreno
oceanicadventures's ID: Ida's Mitre (Atrimitra idae)
Added on June 21, 2024
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Japanese Littleneck (Ruditapes philippinarum)

Observer

calfirecap

Date

June 20, 2024 09:31 AM PDT
Japanese Littleneck - Photo (c) L.J. Lamera, some rights reserved (CC BY), uploaded by L.J. Lamera
oceanicadventures's ID: Japanese Littleneck (Ruditapes philippinarum)
Added on June 21, 2024
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Venus Clams (Family Veneridae)

Observer

hydrocycler

Date

June 20, 2024 10:26 AM PDT
Japanese Littleneck - Photo (c) L.J. Lamera, some rights reserved (CC BY), uploaded by L.J. Lamera
oceanicadventures's ID: Japanese Littleneck (Ruditapes philippinarum)
Added on June 21, 2024
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Pacific Gopher Snake (Pituophis catenifer ssp. catenifer)

Observer

mirandammh

Date

April 1, 2024 12:44 PM PDT
Pacific Gopher Snake - Photo (c) Faris K, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Faris K
oceanicadventures's ID: Pacific Gopher Snake (Pituophis catenifer ssp. catenifer)
Added on June 21, 2024
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Purple Foxglove (Digitalis purpurea)

Observer

paoladsb

Date

June 2024
Purple Foxglove - Photo (c) Marilyn R, all rights reserved, uploaded by Marilyn R
oceanicadventures's ID: Purple Foxglove (Digitalis purpurea)
Added on June 21, 2024
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Lewis's Moon Snail (Neverita lewisii)

Observer

brian35

Date

March 9, 2024 07:11 PM PST
Lewis's Moon Snail - Photo (c) Charlotte Seid, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Charlotte Seid
oceanicadventures's ID: Lewis's Moon Snail (Neverita lewisii)
Added on June 21, 2024
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Frilled Dogwinkle (Nucella lamellosa)

Observer

bugzilla

Date

April 5, 2024 04:40 PM PDT
Frilled Dogwinkle - Photo (c) Donna Pomeroy, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Donna Pomeroy
oceanicadventures's ID: Frilled Dogwinkle (Nucella lamellosa)
Added on June 20, 2024
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Red Abalone (Haliotis rufescens)

Observer

bugzilla

Date

April 5, 2024 04:30 PM PDT
Red Abalone - Photo (c) Robin Gwen Agarwal, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Robin Gwen Agarwal
oceanicadventures's ID: Red Abalone (Haliotis rufescens)
Added on June 20, 2024
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Northern Rubber Boa (Charina bottae)

Observer

sf_angler

Date

June 2024
Northern Rubber Boa - Photo (c) spencer_riffle, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by spencer_riffle
oceanicadventures's ID: Northern Rubber Boa (Charina bottae)
Added on June 19, 2024
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Pacific Gopher Snake (Pituophis catenifer ssp. catenifer)

Observer

sf_angler

Date

June 2024
Pacific Gopher Snake - Photo (c) Faris K, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Faris K
oceanicadventures's ID: Pacific Gopher Snake (Pituophis catenifer ssp. catenifer)
Added on June 19, 2024
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Coast Garter Snake (Thamnophis elegans ssp. terrestris)

Observer

sf_angler

Date

June 19, 2024 03:34 PM PDT
Coast Garter Snake - Photo (c) Steve Jurvetson, some rights reserved (CC BY)
oceanicadventures's ID: Coast Garter Snake (Thamnophis elegans ssp. terrestris)
Added on June 19, 2024
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Coast Garter Snake (Thamnophis elegans ssp. terrestris)

Observer

sf_angler

Date

June 19, 2024 03:34 PM PDT
Western Terrestrial Garter Snake - Photo no rights reserved, uploaded by Patrick Alexander
oceanicadventures's ID: Western Terrestrial Garter Snake (Thamnophis elegans)
Added on June 19, 2024
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Coast Garter Snake (Thamnophis elegans ssp. terrestris)

Observer

sf_angler

Date

June 19, 2024 03:29 PM PDT
Coast Garter Snake - Photo (c) Steve Jurvetson, some rights reserved (CC BY)
oceanicadventures's ID: Coast Garter Snake (Thamnophis elegans ssp. terrestris)
Added on June 19, 2024
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Pacific Newts (Genus Taricha)

Observer

hfabian

Date

June 18, 2024 01:01 PM PDT
Pacific Newts - Photo (c) nlimon, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by nlimon
oceanicadventures's ID: Pacific Newts (Genus Taricha)
Added on June 19, 2024
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Santa Cruz Aquatic Garter Snake (Thamnophis atratus ssp. atratus)

Observer

catmagill

Date

June 13, 2024 01:07 PM PDT
Santa Cruz Aquatic Garter Snake - Photo (c) Christian Schwarz, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Christian Schwarz
oceanicadventures's ID: Santa Cruz Aquatic Garter Snake (Thamnophis atratus ssp. atratus)
Added on June 19, 2024
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Pacific Gopher Snake (Pituophis catenifer ssp. catenifer)

Observer

joemiller

Date

March 30, 2018 03:26 PM PDT
Pacific Gopher Snake - Photo (c) Faris K, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Faris K
oceanicadventures's ID: Pacific Gopher Snake (Pituophis catenifer ssp. catenifer)
Added on June 19, 2024
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Coast Garter Snake (Thamnophis elegans ssp. terrestris)

Observer

bilgepump100

Date

June 16, 2024 03:29 PM PDT
Coast Garter Snake - Photo (c) Steve Jurvetson, some rights reserved (CC BY)
oceanicadventures's ID: Coast Garter Snake (Thamnophis elegans ssp. terrestris)
Added on June 18, 2024
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Pacific Gopher Snake (Pituophis catenifer ssp. catenifer)

Observer

gurrett831

Date

June 18, 2024 03:10 PM PDT
Pacific Gopher Snake - Photo (c) Faris K, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Faris K
oceanicadventures's ID: Pacific Gopher Snake (Pituophis catenifer ssp. catenifer)
Added on June 18, 2024
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Pacific Gopher Snake (Pituophis catenifer ssp. catenifer)

Observer

gurrett831

Date

August 23, 2023 04:23 PM PDT
Pacific Gopher Snake - Photo (c) Faris K, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Faris K
oceanicadventures's ID: Pacific Gopher Snake (Pituophis catenifer ssp. catenifer)
Added on June 18, 2024
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Chinese Mystery Snail (Cipangopaludina chinensis)

Observer

personablebird

Date

June 16, 2024 05:16 PM PDT
Chinese Mystery Snail - Photo (c) L.J. Lamera, some rights reserved (CC BY), uploaded by L.J. Lamera
oceanicadventures's ID: Chinese Mystery Snail (Cipangopaludina chinensis)
Added on June 18, 2024
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Bladder Snails (Family Physidae)

Observer

teellbee

Date

June 2024
Bladder Snails - Photo (c) Peter Vos, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Peter Vos
oceanicadventures's ID: Bladder Snails (Family Physidae)
Added on June 18, 2024
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California King Snake (Lampropeltis californiae)

Observer

aparrot1

Date

June 17, 2024 12:34 PM PDT

Description

Large California King Snake slithered across the trail close to where we saw 2 Pacific Chorus Frogs.

California King Snake (Lampropeltis californiae) are in the Colubrid Snakes (Colubridae) family and are harmless to humans. They constrict rather than bite their prey.

Link to my favorite California King Snake observations: sliding up a tree: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/52311560 and close-up: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/119825041

Range map/photos, Amphibians and Reptiles of California: http://www.californiaherps.com/snakes/pages/l.californiae.html
Color and Pattern: Highly variable in appearance. Most commonly seen with alternating bands of black or brown and white or light yellow.
Diet and Feeding: Eats a wide variety of prey, including rodents and other small mammals, lizards, lizard eggs, snakes (including rattlesnakes), snake eggs, turtle eggs and hatchlings, frogs, salamanders, birds, bird eggs and chicks, and large invertebrates.
A powerful constrictor, coiling tightly around its prey.
Reproduction: Reaches sexual maturity in 3 - 4 years. California Kingsnakes are oviparous, laying eggs that are incubated, then hatch.

Amphibians and Reptiles of California: http://www.californiaherps.com/snakes/pages/l.californiae.html#description

Colubrid Snakes (Family Colubridae) Most colubrids are not venomous, or have venom that is not known to be harmful to humans, and are mostly harmless. A poisonous snake can hurt you if you eat it. A venomous snake can hurt you if it bites you. Some colubrids are described as opisthoglyphous "rear-fanged," meaning they have elongated, grooved teeth located in the back of their upper jaws.

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HERPS: REPTILES AND AMPHIBIANS

Amphibians and Reptiles of California: https://californiaherps.com

California Snakes Range Maps: https://californiaherps.com/snakes/snakesmaps.html

Amphibians Amphibiaweb: https://amphibiaweb.org/site.html

Reptile Database (worldwide) https://reptile-database.reptarium.cz/

California King Snake - Photo (c) herper47, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
oceanicadventures's ID: California King Snake (Lampropeltis californiae)
Added on June 18, 2024
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Channeled Basket Snail (Caesia fossata)

Observer

jmaughn

Date

June 17, 2024 04:02 PM PDT

Description

with black tegula

Channeled Basket Snail - Photo (c) pliffgrieff, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
oceanicadventures's ID: Channeled Basket Snail (Caesia fossata)
Added on June 18, 2024
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Coast Garter Snake (Thamnophis elegans ssp. terrestris)

Observer

eemag

Date

June 15, 2024 06:07 PM PDT
Coast Garter Snake - Photo (c) Steve Jurvetson, some rights reserved (CC BY)
oceanicadventures's ID: Coast Garter Snake (Thamnophis elegans ssp. terrestris)
Added on June 18, 2024
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Coast Garter Snake (Thamnophis elegans ssp. terrestris)

Observer

aliashraf

Date

June 16, 2024 02:07 PM PDT
Coast Garter Snake - Photo (c) Steve Jurvetson, some rights reserved (CC BY)
oceanicadventures's ID: Coast Garter Snake (Thamnophis elegans ssp. terrestris)
Added on June 18, 2024
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Coast Garter Snake (Thamnophis elegans ssp. terrestris)

Observer

sf_angler

Date

June 17, 2024 05:49 PM PDT
Coast Garter Snake - Photo (c) Steve Jurvetson, some rights reserved (CC BY)
oceanicadventures's ID: Coast Garter Snake (Thamnophis elegans ssp. terrestris)
Added on June 18, 2024
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San Francisco Garter Snake (Thamnophis sirtalis ssp. tetrataenia)

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

June 2024
San Francisco Garter Snake - Photo (c) Lou Boyer, all rights reserved, uploaded by Lou Boyer
oceanicadventures's ID: San Francisco Garter Snake (Thamnophis sirtalis ssp. tetrataenia)
Added on June 17, 2024
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San Francisco Garter Snake (Thamnophis sirtalis ssp. tetrataenia)

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

June 2024
San Francisco Garter Snake - Photo (c) Lou Boyer, all rights reserved, uploaded by Lou Boyer
oceanicadventures's ID: San Francisco Garter Snake (Thamnophis sirtalis ssp. tetrataenia)
Added on June 17, 2024
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Northern Pacific Rattlesnake (Crotalus oreganus ssp. oreganus)

Observer

mirandammh

Date

June 16, 2024 11:28 PM PDT
Northern Pacific Rattlesnake - Photo (c) owenrtm77, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by owenrtm77
oceanicadventures's ID: Northern Pacific Rattlesnake (Crotalus oreganus ssp. oreganus)
Added on June 17, 2024
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Chinese Mystery Snail (Cipangopaludina chinensis)

Observer

chris1929

Date

June 15, 2024 11:03 AM EDT
Chinese Mystery Snail - Photo (c) L.J. Lamera, some rights reserved (CC BY), uploaded by L.J. Lamera
oceanicadventures's ID: Chinese Mystery Snail (Cipangopaludina chinensis)
Added on June 17, 2024
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