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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  

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

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

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

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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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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