South Aust

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  

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

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

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

Pygmy Copperhead Austrelaps labialis

Common NamePygmy Copperhead
Scientific NameAustrelaps labialis
FamilyFront Fanged Venomous
Average Length80cm
ReproductionLive bearing
Number of Offspring15
VenomExtremely venomous
DistributionSouth Aust
PhotographerShawn Scott

Lowlands Copperhead Austrelaps superbus

Common NameLowlands Copperhead
Scientific NameAustrelaps superbus
FamilyFront Fanged Venomous
Average Length70cm
ReproductionLive bearing
Number of Offspring15
VenomExtremely venomous
DistributionVictoria, South Aust
PhotographerShawn Scott

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

Half-Girdled Snake Brachyurophis semifasciatus

Common NameHalf-Girdled Snake
Scientific NameBrachyurophis semifasciatus
FamilyFront Fanged Venomous
Average Length25cm
ReproductionEgg laying
Number of Offspring3
VenomMildly venomous
DistributionSouth Aust, Western Aust
Photographer
Notes
Photo by John Wombey

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

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
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Masters’s Snake Drysdalia mastersii

Common NameMasters’s Snake
Scientific NameDrysdalia mastersii
FamilyFront Fanged Venomous
Average Length22cm
ReproductionLive bearing
Number of Offspring3
VenomMildly venomous
DistributionSouth Aust, Western Aust, Victoria
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Bardick Echiopsis curta

Common NameBardick
Scientific NameEchiopsis curta
FamilyFront Fanged Venomous
Average Length35cm
ReproductionLive bearing
Number of Offspring7
VenomMildly venomous
DistributionSouth Aust, Western Aust, Victoria
Photographer
Notes
Photo by David Fischer

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

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

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

Black-Naped Burrowing Snake Neelaps bimaculatus

Common NameBlack-Naped Burrowing Snake
Scientific NameNeelaps bimaculatus
FamilyFront Fanged Venomous
Average Length40cm
ReproductionEgg laying
Number of Offspring4
VenomMildly venomous
DistributionWestern Aust, South Aust
Photographer
Notes
Photo by Brian Bush

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

Little Whip Snake Parasuta flagullum

Common NameLittle Whip Snake
Scientific NameParasuta flagullum
FamilyFront Fanged Venomous
Average Length28cm
ReproductionLive bearing
Number of Offspring4
VenomMildly venomous
DistributionSouth Aust, Victoria, NSW & ACT
PhotographerShawn Scott

Monk Snake Parasuta monachus

Common NameMonk Snake
Scientific NameParasuta monachus
FamilyFront Fanged Venomous
Average Length32cm
ReproductionLive bearing
Number of Offspring3
VenomMildly venomous
DistributionWestern Aust, South Aust, NT
Photographer

Short-Tailed Snake Parasuta nigriceps

Common NameShort-Tailed Snake
Scientific NameParasuta nigriceps
FamilyFront Fanged Venomous
Average Length36cm
ReproductionLive bearing
Number of Offspring4
VenomMildly venomous
DistributionSouth Aust, Western Aust, NSW & ACT
PhotographerBrian Bush

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

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

Dugite Pseudonaja affinis

Common NameDugite
Scientific NamePseudonaja affinis
FamilyFront Fanged Venomous
Average Length109cm
ReproductionEgg laying
Number of Offspring15
VenomExtremely venomous
DistributionSouth Aust, Western Aust
Photographer
Notes
Photo by Brian Bush

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

Peninsular Brown Snake Pseudonaja inframacula

Common NamePeninsular Brown Snake
Scientific NamePseudonaja inframacula
FamilyFront Fanged Venomous
Average Length88cm
ReproductionEgg laying
Number of Offspring10
VenomExtremely venomous
DistributionSouth Aust
PhotographerShawn Scott

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

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

Desert Banded Snake Simoselaps anomalus

Common NameDesert Banded Snake
Scientific NameSimoselaps anomalus
FamilyFront Fanged Venomous
Average Length18cm
ReproductionEgg laying
Number of Offspring3
VenomMildly venomous
DistributionWestern Aust, South Aust, NT
PhotographerBrian Bush

Jan’s Banded Snake Simoselaps bertholdi

Common NameJan’s Banded Snake
Scientific NameSimoselaps bertholdi
FamilyFront Fanged Venomous
Average Length20cm
ReproductionEgg laying
Number of Offspring4
VenomMildly venomous
DistributionSouth Aust, Western Aust, NT
Photographer
Notes
Photo by John 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

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