Far North

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
PhotographerWolfgang Wuster
Notes
Found in the far south west corner of South Australian Outback.  

Northern Death Adder Acanthophis praelongus

Common NameNorthern Death Adder
Scientific NameAcanthophis praelongus
FamilyFront Fanged Venomous
Average Length40cm
ReproductionLive
Number of Offspring8
VenomExtremely venomous
DistributionQueensland
PhotographerDavid 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

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

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
PhotographerDavid Fischer

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

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
PhotographerShawn Scott

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
PhotographerJohn 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
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

Collared Whipsnake Demansia torquata

Common NameCollared Whipsnake
Scientific NameDemansia torquata
FamilyFront Fanged Venomous
Average Length60cm
ReproductionEgg laying
Number of Offspring4
VenomMildly venomous
DistributionQueensland
PhotographerJohn 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
PhotographerEric 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
PhotographerDavid Nixon

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

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
PhotographerJohn Wombey

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

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
PhotographerJohn Wombey

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
PhotographerDavid 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

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

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

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

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
PhotographerDavid Nixon

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

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 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