Gold Coast

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.  

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
PhotographerJohn Wombey

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
PhotographerJohn Wombey

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
PhotographerJohn Wombey

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

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

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

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
PhotographerEric Vanerduys

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

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
PhotographerEric 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
PhotographerDavid Fischer

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

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

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

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

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