Pythons

Children’s Python Antaresia childreni

Common NameChildren’s Python
Scientific NameAntaresia childreni
FamilyPythons
Average Length75cm
ReproductionEgg laying
Number of Offspring7
VenomNon-venomous
DistributionWestern Aust, NT, Queensland
PhotographerJohn Wombey

Spotted Python Antaresia maculosa

Common NameSpotted Python
Scientific NameAntaresia maculosa
FamilyPythons
Average Length75cm
ReproductionEggs
Number of Offspring13
VenomNon-venomous
DistributionQueensland, NSW & ACT
PhotographerJohn Wombey

Pygmy Python Antaresia perthensis

Common NamePygmy Python
Scientific NameAntaresia perthensis
FamilyPythons
Average Length40cm
ReproductionEgg laying
Number of Offspring5
VenomNon-venomous
DistributionWestern Aust
PhotographerJohn Wombey

Stimson’s Python Antaresia stimsoni

Common NameStimson’s Python
Scientific NameAntaresia stimsoni
FamilyPythons
Average Length75cm
ReproductionEgg laying
Number of Offspring6
VenomNon-venomous
DistributionQueensland, Western Aust, NSW & ACT, NT, South Aust
PhotographerDavid Fischer

Black-Headed Python Aspidites melanocephalus

Common NameBlack-Headed Python
Scientific NameAspidites melanocephalus
FamilyPythons
Average Length150cm
ReproductionEgg laying
Number of Offspring8
VenomNon-venomous
DistributionQueensland, Western Aust, NT
PhotographerBrian Bush

Woma Aspidites ramsayi

Common NameWoma
Scientific NameAspidites ramsayi
FamilyPythons
Average Length150cm
ReproductionEgg laying
Number of Offspring14
VenomNon-venomous
DistributionQueensland, Western Aust, South Aust, NSW & ACT, NT
PhotographerBrian Bush

White Lipped Python Leiopython albertisii

Common NameWhite Lipped Python
Scientific NameLeiopython albertisii
FamilyPythons
Average Length200cm
ReproductionEgg laying
Number of Offspring21
VenomNon-venomous
DistributionNT
PhotographerDavid Nixon

Water Python Liasis fuscus

Common NameWater Python
Scientific NameLiasis fuscus
FamilyPythons
Average Length200cm
ReproductionEgg laying
Number of Offspring10
VenomNon-venomous
DistributionQueensland, Western Aust, NT
PhotographerWolfgang Wuster

Olive Python Liasis olivaceus

Common NameOlive Python
Scientific NameLiasis olivaceus
FamilyPythons
Average Length250cm
ReproductionEgg laying
Number of Offspring16
VenomNon-venomous
DistributionQueensland, Western Aust, NT
PhotographerBrian Bush

Scrub Python Morelia amethistina

Common NameScrub Python
Scientific NameMorelia amethistina
FamilyPythons
Average Length350cm
ReproductionEgg laying
Number of Offspring11
VenomNon-venomous
DistributionQueensland
PhotographerDavid Nixon

Central Carpet Python Morelia bredli

Common NameCentral Carpet Python
Scientific NameMorelia bredli
FamilyPythons
Average Length200cm
ReproductionEgg laying
Number of Offspring?
VenomNon-venomous
DistributionNT
PhotographerWolfgang Wuster

Rough-Scaled Python Morelia carinata

Common NameRough-Scaled Python
Scientific NameMorelia carinata
FamilyPythons
Average Length180cm
ReproductionEgg laying
Number of Offspring?
VenomNon-venomous
DistributionWestern Aust
PhotographerEric Vanderduys

Oenpelli Python Morelia oenpelliensis

Common NameOenpelli Python
Scientific NameMorelia oenpelliensis
FamilyPythons
Average Length200cm
ReproductionEgg laying
Number of Offspring?
VenomNon-venomous
DistributionNT
PhotographerJohn Wombey
Notes
Produces the largest egg of any snake found in Australia

Carpet Python and Diamond Python Morelia spilota

Common NameCarpet Python and Diamond Python
Scientific NameMorelia spilota
FamilyPythons
Average Length140cm
ReproductionEgg laying
Number of Offspring21
VenomNon-venomous
DistributionQueensland, South Aust, NSW & ACT, Western Aust, Victoria, NT
PhotographerBrian Bush

Green Tree Python Morelia viridis

Common NameGreen Tree Python
Scientific NameMorelia viridis
FamilyPythons
Average Length120cm
ReproductionEgg laying
Number of Offspring12
VenomNon-venomous
DistributionQueensland
PhotographerWolfgang Wuster