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Barkly Tableland Death Adder Acanthophis hawkei

Common NameBarkly Tableland Death Adder
Scientific NameAcanthophis hawkei
FamilyFront Fanged Venomous
Average Length70cm
ReproductionLive
Number of Offspring8
VenomExtremely venomous
DistributionNSW & ACT, NT
PhotographerWolfgang Wuster
Notes
Restricted to the Barkly Tableland in Qld and NT.

Desert Death Adder Acanthophis pyrrhus

Common NameDesert Death Adder
Scientific NameAcanthophis pyrrhus
FamilyFront Fanged Venomous
Average Length40cm
ReproductionLive bearing
Number of Offspring8
VenomExtremely venomous
DistributionQueensland, Western Aust, NT, South Aust
PhotographerDavid Fischer

Papuan Death Adder Acanthophis rugosus

Common NamePapuan Death Adder
Scientific NameAcanthophis rugosus
FamilyFront Fanged Venomous
Average Length40cm
ReproductionLive
Number of Offspring?
VenomExtremely venomous
DistributionNT, Queensland
PhotographerDavid Nixon

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

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

Unbanded Shovel-Nosed Snake Brachyurophis incinctus

Common NameUnbanded Shovel-Nosed Snake
Scientific NameBrachyurophis incinctus
FamilyFront Fanged Venomous
Average Length26cm
ReproductionEgg laying
Number of Offspring?
VenomMildly venomous
DistributionQueensland, NT
PhotographerDavid Fischer

Morris’s Shovel-Nosed Snake Brachyurophis morrisi

Common NameMorris’s Shovel-Nosed Snake
Scientific NameBrachyurophis morrisi
FamilyFront Fanged Venomous
Average Length23cm
ReproductionEgg layer
Number of Offspring?
VenomMildly venomous
DistributionNT
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Roper Shovel-Nosed Snake Brachyurophis roperi

Common NameRoper Shovel-Nosed Snake
Scientific NameBrachyurophis roperi
FamilyFront Fanged Venomous
Average Length30cm
ReproductionEgg laying
Number of Offspring3
VenomMildly venomous
DistributionWestern Aust, NT
Photographer

Narrow-Banded Burrowing Snake Brachyurophis fascolatus

Common NameNarrow-Banded Burrowing Snake
Scientific NameBrachyurophis fascolatus
FamilyFront Fanged Venomous
Average Length27cm
ReproductionEgg laying
Number of Offspring5
VenomMildly venomous
DistributionWestern Aust, South Aust, NSW & ACT, NT, Queensland
PhotographerJohn Wombey

Northern Small-Eyed Snake Cryptophis pallidiceps

Common NameNorthern Small-Eyed Snake
Scientific NameCryptophis pallidiceps
FamilyFront Fanged Venomous
Average Length40cm
ReproductionLive bearing
Number of Offspring4
VenomMildly venomous
DistributionWestern Aust, NT
PhotographerJohn Wombey

Narrow-Headed Whip Snake Demansia angusteceps

Common NameNarrow-Headed Whip Snake
Scientific NameDemansia angusteceps
FamilyFront Fanged Venomous
Average Length48cm
ReproductionEgg laying
Number of Offspring?
Venom?
DistributionWestern Aust, NT
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Olive Whipsnake Demansia olivacea

Common NameOlive Whipsnake
Scientific NameDemansia olivacea
FamilyFront Fanged Venomous
Average Length45cm
ReproductionEgg laying
Number of Offspring4
VenomMildly venomous
DistributionWestern Aust, NT
PhotographerJohn Wombey

Greater Black Whipsnake Demansia papuensis

Common NameGreater Black Whipsnake
Scientific NameDemansia papuensis
FamilyFront Fanged Venomous
Average Length80cm
ReproductionEgg laying
Number of Offspring?
VenomMildly venomous
DistributionQueensland, Western Aust, NT
PhotographerEric Vanderduys

Yellow-Faced Whipsnake Demansia psammophis

Common NameYellow-Faced Whipsnake
Scientific NameDemansia psammophis
FamilyFront Fanged Venomous
Average Length55cm
ReproductionEgg laying
Number of Offspring6
VenomMildly venomous
DistributionSouth Aust, Queensland, NSW & ACT, Western Aust, Victoria, NT
PhotographerShawn Scott

Sombre Whipsnake Demansia quaesitor

Common NameSombre Whipsnake
Scientific NameDemansia quaesitor
FamilyFront Fanged Venomous
Average Length36cm
ReproductionEgg laying
Number of Offspring?
Venom?
DistributionNSW & ACT, Western Aust, NT
Photographer
Notes
Photo by Eric Vanderduys

Soil-Crack Whipsnake Demansia rimicola

Common NameSoil-Crack Whipsnake
Scientific NameDemansia rimicola
FamilyFront Fanged Venomous
Average Length49cm
ReproductionEgg laying
Number of Offspring?
VenomMildly venomous
DistributionQueensland, Western Aust, NT, South Aust, NSW & ACT
Photographer

Shine’s Whipsnake Demansia shinei

Common NameShine’s Whipsnake
Scientific NameDemansia shinei
FamilyFront Fanged Venomous
Average Length43cm
ReproductionEgg laying
Number of Offspring?
Venom?
DistributionWestern Aust, NT
Photographer

Grey Whipsnake Demansia simplex

Common NameGrey Whipsnake
Scientific NameDemansia simplex
FamilyFront Fanged Venomous
Average Length50cm
ReproductionEgg laying
Number of Offspring?
VenomMildly venomous
DistributionWestern Aust, NT
PhotographerJordan Vos

Lesser Black Whipsnake Demansia vestigiata

Common NameLesser Black Whipsnake
Scientific NameDemansia vestigiata
FamilyFront Fanged Venomous
Average Length75cm
ReproductionEgg laying
Number of Offspring8
VenomMildly venomous
DistributionQueensland, Western Aust, NT
PhotographerEric Vanderduys

Green Tree Snake Dendrelaphis punctulatus

Common NameGreen Tree Snake
Scientific NameDendrelaphis punctulatus
FamilySolid Toothed & Rear Fanged
Average Length90cm
ReproductionEgg laying
Number of Offspring8
VenomNon-venom
DistributionQueensland, NSW & ACT, Western Aust, NT
PhotographerEric Vanderduys

Orange-Naped Snake Furina ornata

Common NameOrange-Naped Snake
Scientific NameFurina ornata
FamilyFront Fanged Venomous
Average Length60cm
ReproductionEgg laying
Number of Offspring3
VenomMildly venomous
DistributionQueensland, Western Aust, NT, South Aust
PhotographerEric Vanderduys

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

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

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

Inland Taipan Oxyuranus microlepidotus

Common NameInland Taipan
Scientific NameOxyuranus microlepidotus
FamilyFront Fanged Venomous
Average Length140cm
ReproductionEgg laying
Number of Offspring16
VenomExtremely venomous
DistributionQueensland, South Aust, NSW & ACT, NT
PhotographerShawn Scott

Coastal Taipan Oxyuranus scutellatus

Common NameCoastal Taipan
Scientific NameOxyuranus scutellatus
FamilyFront Fanged Venomous
Average Length150cm
ReproductionEgg laying
Number of Offspring11
VenomExtremely venomous
DistributionQueensland, Western Aust, NT
PhotographerEric Vanderduys

Monk Snake Parasuta monachus

Common NameMonk Snake
Scientific NameParasuta monachus
FamilyFront Fanged Venomous
Average Length32cm
ReproductionLive bearing
Number of Offspring3
VenomMildly venomous
DistributionWestern Aust, South Aust, NT
PhotographerBrian Bush

Mulga Snake Pseudechis australis

Common NameMulga Snake
Scientific NamePseudechis australis
FamilyFront Fanged Venomous
Average Length110cm
ReproductionEgg laying
Number of Offspring9
VenomExtremely venomous
DistributionSouth Aust, Queensland, NSW & ACT, Western Aust, NT
PhotographerBrian Bush

Eastern Dwarf Mulga Snake Pseudechis pailsei

Common NameEastern Dwarf Mulga Snake
Scientific NamePseudechis pailsei
FamilyFront Fanged Venomous
Average Length100cm
ReproductionEgg laying
Number of Offspring?
VenomExtremely venomous
DistributionNT, Queensland
Photographer

Speckled Brown Snake Pseudonaja guttata

Common NameSpeckled Brown Snake
Scientific NamePseudonaja guttata
FamilyFront Fanged Venomous
Average Length70cm
ReproductionEgg laying
Number of Offspring6
VenomExtremely venomous
DistributionQueensland, South Aust, NT
PhotographerWolfgang Wuster

Ingrim’s Brown Snake Pseudonaja ingrami

Common NameIngrim’s Brown Snake
Scientific NamePseudonaja ingrami
FamilyFront Fanged Venomous
Average Length120cm
ReproductionEgg laying
Number of Offspring15
VenomExtremely venomous
DistributionQueensland, NT
PhotographerJohn Wombey

Mengden’s Brown Snake Pseudonaja mengdeni

Common NameMengden’s Brown Snake
Scientific NamePseudonaja mengdeni
FamilyFront Fanged Venomous
Average Length100cm
ReproductionEgg laying
Number of Offspring?
VenomExtremely venomous
DistributionSouth Aust, Queensland, Western Aust, NT, NSW & ACT
PhotographerBrian Bush

Ringed Brown Snake Pseudonaja modesta

Common NameRinged Brown Snake
Scientific NamePseudonaja modesta
FamilyFront Fanged Venomous
Average Length35cm
ReproductionEgg laying
Number of Offspring6
VenomMildy venomous
DistributionSouth Aust, Queensland, Western Aust, Victoria, NSW & ACT, NT
PhotographerJohn Wombey

Western Brown Snake Pseudonaja nuchalis

Common NameWestern Brown Snake
Scientific NamePseudonaja nuchalis
FamilyFront Fanged Venomous
Average Length100cm
ReproductionEgg laying
Number of Offspring12
VenomExtremely venomous
DistributionQueensland, Western Aust, NT
PhotographerEric Vanderduys

Eastern Brown Snake Pseudonaja textilis

Common NameEastern Brown Snake
Scientific NamePseudonaja textilis
FamilyFront Fanged Venomous
Average Length105cm
ReproductionEgg laying
Number of Offspring16
VenomExtremely venomous
DistributionSouth Aust, Victoria, Queensland, NSW & ACT, NT
PhotographerDavid Nixon

Desert Banded Snake Simoselaps anomalus

Common NameDesert Banded Snake
Scientific NameSimoselaps anomalus
FamilyFront Fanged Venomous
Average Length18cm
ReproductionEgg laying
Number of Offspring3
VenomMildly venomous
DistributionWestern Aust, South Aust, NT
PhotographerBrian Bush

Jan’s Banded Snake Simoselaps bertholdi

Common NameJan’s Banded Snake
Scientific NameSimoselaps bertholdi
FamilyFront Fanged Venomous
Average Length20cm
ReproductionEgg laying
Number of Offspring4
VenomMildly venomous
DistributionSouth Aust, Western Aust, NT
PhotographerJohn Wombey

Slate-Grey Snake Stegonotus cucullatus

Common NameSlate-Grey Snake
Scientific NameStegonotus cucullatus
FamilySolid Toothed & Rear Fanged
Average Length90cm
ReproductionEgg laying
Number of Offspring12
VenomNon-venomous
DistributionQueensland, NT
PhotographerEric Vanderduys
Notes
The Slate-Grey Snake (Stegonotus cucullatus) is a non-venomous species found in the northern parts of Australia usually in close proximity to water.

Ord Snake Suta ordensis

Common NameOrd Snake
Scientific NameSuta ordensis
FamilyFront Fanged Venomous
Average Length65cm
ReproductionLive bearing
Number of Offspring?
VenomMildly venomous
DistributionWestern Aust, NT
Photographer

Spotted-Headed Snake Suta punctata

Common NameSpotted-Headed Snake
Scientific NameSuta punctata
FamilyFront Fanged Venomous
Average Length35cm
ReproductionLive bearing
Number of Offspring4
VenomMildly venomous
DistributionQueensland, Western Aust, NT
PhotographerBrian Bush

Curl Snake Suta suta

Common NameCurl Snake
Scientific NameSuta suta
FamilyFront Fanged Venomous
Average Length42cm
ReproductionLive bearing
Number of Offspring5
VenomHighly venomous
DistributionSouth Aust, Queensland, NSW & ACT, Victoria, Western Aust, NT
PhotographerDavid Nixon

Keelback Tropidonophis mairii

Common NameKeelback
Scientific NameTropidonophis mairii
FamilySolid Toothed & Rear Fanged
Average Length55cm
ReproductionEgg laying
Number of Offspring9
VenomNon-venomous
DistributionQueensland, Western Aust, NSW & ACT, NT
PhotographerEric Vanderduys
Notes
The Keelback is one of the only native animals that is able to eat Cane Toads without ill effect. This species is very similar in appearance to the Rough Scaled snake which is highly venomous and has overlapping distribution.

Eastern Bandy Bandy Vermicella annulata

Common NameEastern Bandy Bandy
Scientific NameVermicella annulata
FamilyFront Fanged Venomous
Average Length60cm
ReproductionEgg laying
Number of Offspring8
VenomMildly venomous
DistributionQueensland, South Aust, NSW & ACT, Victoria, NT
PhotographerDave Fischer

Wide-Banded Northern Bandy-Bandy Vermicella intermedia

Common NameWide-Banded Northern Bandy-Bandy
Scientific NameVermicella intermedia
FamilyFront Fanged Venomous
Average Length60cm
ReproductionEgg laying
Number of Offspring?
VenomMildly venomous
DistributionWestern Aust, NT
Photographer

Northern Bandy-Bandy Vermicella multifasciata

Common NameNorthern Bandy-Bandy
Scientific NameVermicella multifasciata
FamilyFront Fanged Venomous
Average Length60m
ReproductionEgg laying
Number of Offspring?
VenomMildly venomous
DistributionWestern Aust, NT
Photographer

Worm-Like Bandy-Bandy Vermicella vermiformis

Common NameWorm-Like Bandy-Bandy
Scientific NameVermicella vermiformis
FamilyFront Fanged Venomous
Average Length52cm
ReproductionEgg laying
Number of Offspring?
VenomMildly venomous
DistributionNT
Photographer