Chapter 2. Fully Protected Reptiles And Amphibians of California Fish And Game Code >> Division 5. >> Chapter 2.
(a) (1) Except as provided in this section, Section 2081.7,
Section 2081.9, or Section 2835, a fully protected reptile or
amphibian may not be taken or possessed at any time. No provision of
this code or any other law shall be construed to authorize the
issuance of a permit or license to take a fully protected reptile or
amphibian, and no permit or license previously issued shall have any
force or effect for that purpose. However, the department may
authorize the taking of a fully protected reptile or amphibian for
necessary scientific research, including efforts to recover fully
protected, threatened, or endangered species. Before authorizing the
take of a fully protected reptile or amphibian, the department shall
make an effort to notify all affected and interested parties to
solicit information and comments on the proposed authorization. The
notification shall be published in the California Regulatory Notice
Register and be made available to each person who has notified the
department, in writing, of his or her interest in fully protected
species and who has provided an email address, if available, or
postal address to the department. Affected and interested parties
shall have 30 days after notification is published in the California
Regulatory Notice Register to provide relevant information and
comments on the proposed authorization.
(2) As used in this subdivision, "scientific research" does not
include an action taken as part of specified mitigation for a
project, as defined in Section 21065 of the Public Resources Code.
(3) A legally imported fully protected reptile or amphibian may be
possessed under a permit issued by the department.
(b) The following are fully protected reptiles and amphibians:
(1) Blunt-nosed leopard lizard (Crotaphytus wislizenii silus).
(2) San Francisco garter snake (Thamnophis sirtalis tetrataenia).
(3) Santa Cruz long-toed salamander (Ambystoma macrodactylum
(4) Limestone salamander (Hydromantes brunus).
(5) Black toad (Bufo boreas exsul).