Southern Rubber Boa
DISTRIBUTION: In our region, Charina umbratica occurs in the San Bernardino and San Jacinto Mountain ranges of Southern California.
LEGAL STATUS: Charina umbratica is protected in California throughout its entire range. The Rubber Boas that occur in the southern Sierra Nevada, the Tehachapi Mountains, and on Mt. Pinos, Mt. Abel, Mt. Alamo, and Frazier Mountain are protected as C. umbratica by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, even though that population’s species status is uncertain.