North West

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

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
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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

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

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
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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

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
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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

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
Photographer
Notes
Photo by John 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
Photographer
Notes
Photo by Eric Vanderduys

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

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

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

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

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.

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 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