Reptiles and Amphibians of SC

South Carolina is home to approximately 143 species of native reptiles and amphibians, making it one of the most diverse assemblages in the United States. Reptiles and Amphibians are important members of our ecosystem providing control of pests and serving as a prey for other species. Some species occur throughout the state, while others are more restricted in their ranges.



Andrew Grosse - SCDNR Herpetologist

Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries
220 Santee Gun Club Rd.
McClellanville, SC 29458
Ph: (843) 527-8448
Fax: (843) 527-0255

E-mail: grossea@dnr.sc.gov