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.



Will Dillman - SCDNR Herpetologist

Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries
PO Box 23205
Columbia, SC 29224
Phone: 803-734-3886
Fax: 803-734-6020

E-mail: dillmanj@dnr.sc.gov