Queensland

Common Death Adder Acanthophis antarcticus

Common NameCommon Death Adder
Scientific NameAcanthophis antarcticus
FamilyFront Fanged Venomous
Average Length40cm
ReproductionLive
Number of Offspring8
VenomExtremely venomous
DistributionSouth Aust, Queensland, NSW & ACT, Western Aust
Photographer
Notes
Found in the far south west corner of South Australian Outback   Photo by Wolfgang Wuster  

Northern Death Adder Acanthophis praelongus

Common NameNorthern Death Adder
Scientific NameAcanthophis praelongus
FamilyFront Fanged Venomous
Average Length40cm
ReproductionLive
Number of Offspring8
VenomExtremely venomous
DistributionQueensland
Photographer
Notes
Photo by David Nixon

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
Photographer
Notes
Photo by David 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
Photographer
Notes
Photograph by David Nixon  

Warro Burrowing Snake Antaioserpens warro

Common NameWarro Burrowing Snake
Scientific NameAntaioserpens warro
FamilyFront Fanged Venomous
Average Length30cm
ReproductionEggs
Number of Offspring3
VenomMildly venomous
DistributionQueensland
Photographer

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

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

Coral Snake Brachyurophis australis

Common NameCoral Snake
Scientific NameBrachyurophis australis
FamilyFront Fanged Venomous
Average Length30cm
ReproductionEgg layer
Number of Offspring5
VenomMildly venomous
DistributionQueensland, South Aust, NSW & ACT, Victoria
Photographer
Notes
Photo by John Wombey

Enasleigh Shovel-Nosed Snake Brachyurophis campbelli

Common NameEnasleigh Shovel-Nosed Snake
Scientific NameBrachyurophis campbelli
FamilyFront Fanged Venomous
Average Length30cm
ReproductionEgg layer
Number of Offspring3
VenomMildly venomous
DistributionQueensland
Photographer
Notes
Photo by David Fischer

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
Photographer
Notes
Photo by David Fischer

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
Photographer
Notes
Photo by John Wombey

Northern Dwarf Crowned Snake Cacophis churchilli

Common NameNorthern Dwarf Crowned Snake
Scientific NameCacophis churchilli
FamilyFront Fanged Venomous
Average Length30cm
ReproductionEgg laying
Number of Offspring5
VenomMildly Venomous
DistributionQueensland
Photographer
Notes
Photo by Eric Vanderduys

White-Crowned Snake Cacophis harriettae

Common NameWhite-Crowned Snake
Scientific NameCacophis harriettae
FamilyFront Fanged Venomous
Average Length33cm
ReproductionEgg laying
Number of Offspring5
VenomMildly venomous
DistributionQueensland, NSW & ACT
Photographer
Notes
Photo by David Fischer

Dwarf Crowned Snake Cacophis krefftii

Common NameDwarf Crowned Snake
Scientific NameCacophis krefftii
FamilyFront Fanged Venomous
Average Length25cm
ReproductionEgg laying
Number of Offspring3
VenomMildly venomous
DistributionQueensland, NSW & ACT
Photographer
Notes
Photo by

Golden-Crowned Snake Cacophis squamulosus

Common NameGolden-Crowned Snake
Scientific NameCacophis squamulosus
FamilyFront Fanged Venomous
Average Length50cm
ReproductionEgg laying
Number of Offspring6
VenomMildly venomous
DistributionQueensland, NSW & ACT
Photographer
Notes
Photo by John Wombey

Carpentaria Small-Eyed Snake Cryptophis boschmai

Common NameCarpentaria Small-Eyed Snake
Scientific NameCryptophis boschmai
FamilyFront Fanged Venomous
Average Length40cm
ReproductionLive bearing
Number of Offspring8
VenomMildly venomous
DistributionQueensland
Photographer
Notes
Photo by

Pink Snake Cryptophis incredibilis

Common NamePink Snake
Scientific NameCryptophis incredibilis
FamilyFront Fanged Venomous
Average Length35cm
ReproductionLive bearing
Number of Offspring?
VenomHighly venomous
DistributionQueensland
Photographer
Notes
Only found on Prince of Wales Island.  

Eastern Small-Eyed Snake Cryptophis nigriscens

Common NameEastern Small-Eyed Snake
Scientific NameCryptophis nigriscens
FamilyFront Fanged Venomous
Average Length42cm
ReproductionLive bearing
Number of Offspring4
VenomHighly venomous
DistributionQueensland, Victoria, NSW & ACT
Photographer
Notes
Photo by John Wombey

Black-Striped Snake Cryptophis nigrostriatus

Common NameBlack-Striped Snake
Scientific NameCryptophis nigrostriatus
FamilyFront Fanged Venomous
Average Length45cm
ReproductionLive bearing
Number of Offspring6
VenomMildly venomous
DistributionQueensland
Photographer
Notes
Photo by John Wombey

Long-Tailed Whipsnake Demansia flagellatio

Common NameLong-Tailed Whipsnake
Scientific NameDemansia flagellatio
FamilyFront Fanged Venomous
Average Length42cm
ReproductionEgg laying
Number of Offspring?
Venom?
DistributionQueensland
Photographer

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
Photographer
Notes
Photo by Eric 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

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

Collared Whipsnake Demansia torquata

Common NameCollared Whipsnake
Scientific NameDemansia torquata
FamilyFront Fanged Venomous
Average Length60cm
ReproductionEgg laying
Number of Offspring4
VenomMildly venomous
DistributionQueensland
Photographer
Notes
Phohto by John Wombey

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
Photographer
Notes
Photo by Eric Vanderduys

Northern Green Tree Snake Dendrelaphis calligastra

Common NameNorthern Green Tree Snake
Scientific NameDendrelaphis calligastra
FamilySolid Toothed & Rear Fanged
Average Length80cm
ReproductionEgg laying
Number of Offspring9
VenomNon-venomous
DistributionQueensland
PhotographerGeordie Torr

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

De Vis’s Banded Snake Denisonia devisi

Common NameDe Vis’s Banded Snake
Scientific NameDenisonia devisi
FamilyFront Fanged Venomous
Average Length35cm
ReproductionLive bearing
Number of Offspring5
VenomMildly venomous
DistributionQueensland, NSW & ACT, Victoria
PhotographerShawn Scott

Ornamental Snake Denisonia maculata

Common NameOrnamental Snake
Scientific NameDenisonia maculata
FamilyFront Fanged Venomous
Average Length30cm
ReproductionLive bearing
Number of Offspring7
VenomMildly venomous
DistributionQueensland
Photographer

Yellow-Naped Snake Furina barnardi

Common NameYellow-Naped Snake
Scientific NameFurina barnardi
FamilyFront Fanged Venomous
Average Length40cm
ReproductionEgg laying
Number of Offspring?
VenomMildly venomous
DistributionQueensland
Photographer
Notes
Photo by John Wombey

Red-Naped Snake Furina diadema

Common NameRed-Naped Snake
Scientific NameFurina diadema
FamilyFront Fanged Venomous
Average Length25cm
ReproductionEgg laying
Number of Offspring3
VenomMildly venomous
DistributionQueensland, NSW & ACT, South Aust
Photographer
Notes
Photo by Eric Vanerduys

Dunmall’s Snake Furina dunmalli

Common NameDunmall’s Snake
Scientific NameFurina dunmalli
FamilyFront Fanged Venomous
Average Length50cm
ReproductionEgg laying
Number of Offspring?
VenomMildly venomous
DistributionQueensland
Photographer
Notes
Photo by Eric 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
Photographer
Notes
Photo by Eric Vanderduys

Brown Headed Snake Furina tristis

Common NameBrown Headed Snake
Scientific NameFurina tristis
FamilyFront Fanged Venomous
Average Length60cm
ReproductionEgg laying
Number of Offspring14
VenomMildly venomous
DistributionQueensland
Photographer
Notes
Photo by John Wombey

Grey Snake Hemiaspis damelii

Common NameGrey Snake
Scientific NameHemiaspis damelii
FamilyFront Fanged Venomous
Average Length41cm
ReproductionLive bearing
Number of Offspring10
VenomMildly venomous
DistributionQueensland, NSW & ACT
Photographer
Notes
Photo by David Nixon

Marsh Snake Hemiaspis signata

Common NameMarsh Snake
Scientific NameHemiaspis signata
FamilyFront Fanged Venomous
Average Length40cm
ReproductionLive bearing
Number of Offspring10
VenomMildly venomous
DistributionQueensland, NSW & ACT
Photographer
Notes
Photo by David Fischer

Pale Headed Snake Hoplocephalus bitorquatus

Common NamePale Headed Snake
Scientific NameHoplocephalus bitorquatus
FamilyFront Fanged Venomous
Average Length48cm
ReproductionLive bearing
Number of Offspring5
VenomMildly venomous
DistributionQueensland, NSW & ACT
Photographer
Notes
Photo by Eric Vanderduys

Stephen’s Banded Snake Hoplocephalus stephensii

Common NameStephen’s Banded Snake
Scientific NameHoplocephalus stephensii
FamilyFront Fanged Venomous
Average Length66cm
ReproductionLive bearing
Number of Offspring6
VenomHighly venomous
DistributionQueensland, NSW & ACT
Photographer
Notes
Photo by David Fischer

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

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

Tiger Snake Notechis scutatus

Common NameTiger Snake
Scientific NameNotechis scutatus
FamilyFront Fanged Venomous
Average Length80cm
ReproductionLive bearing
Number of Offspring23
VenomExtremely venomous
DistributionVictoria, Queensland, South Aust, NSW & ACT, Western Aust
Photographer
Notes
Photo by David Nixon

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
Photographer
Notes
Photo by Eric Vanderduys

Spectled Hooded Snake Parasuta spectabilis

Common NameSpectled Hooded Snake
Scientific NameParasuta spectabilis
FamilyFront Fanged Venomous
Average Length28cm
ReproductionLive bearing
Number of Offspring3
VenomMildly venomous
DistributionSouth Aust, Queensland, NSW & ACT, Western Aust, Victoria
Photographer
Notes
Photo by Brian 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
Photographer
Notes
Photo by Brian Bush

Collett’s Snake Pseudechis colletti

Common NameCollett’s Snake
Scientific NamePseudechis colletti
FamilyFront Fanged Venomous
Average Length128cm
ReproductionEgg laying
Number of Offspring12
VenomExtremely venomous
DistributionQueensland
Photographer
Notes
Photo by Eric Vanderduys

Spotted Black Snake Pseudechis guttatus

Common NameSpotted Black Snake
Scientific NamePseudechis guttatus
FamilyFront Fanged Venomous
Average Length100cm
ReproductionEgg laying
Number of Offspring12
VenomExtremely venomous
DistributionNSW & ACT, Queensland
Photographer
Notes
Photo by John Wombey

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
Notes
Photo by Wolfgang Wuster

Red Belly Black Snake Pseudechis porphyriacus

Common NameRed Belly Black Snake
Scientific NamePseudechis porphyriacus
FamilyFront Fanged Venomous
Average Length100cm
ReproductionLive bearing
Number of Offspring12
VenomHighly venomous
DistributionSouth Aust, Queensland, NSW & ACT, Victoria
Photographer
Notes
Photo by David Nixon

Strap-Snouted Brown Snake Pseudonaja aspidorhyncha

Common NameStrap-Snouted Brown Snake
Scientific NamePseudonaja aspidorhyncha
FamilyFront Fanged Venomous
Average Length120cm
ReproductionEgg laying
Number of Offspring?
VenomHighly venomous
DistributionSouth Aust, Queensland, NSW & ACT
Photographer
Notes
Photo by David Nixon

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

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.

Slate-Brown Snake Stegonotus parvus

Common NameSlate-Brown Snake
Scientific NameStegonotus parvus
FamilySolid Toothed & Rear Fanged
Average Length80cm
ReproductionEgg laying
Number of Offspring12
VenomNon-venomous
DistributionQueensland
PhotographerJohn Wombey

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

Rough Scaled Snake Tropidechis caranatus

Common NameRough Scaled Snake
Scientific NameTropidechis caranatus
FamilyFront Fanged Venomous
Average Length68cm
ReproductionLive bearing
Number of Offspring6
VenomExtremely venomous
DistributionQueensland, NSW & ACT
PhotographerShawn Scott

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 a similar 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