Western 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

Pilbara Death Adder Acanthophis wellsie

Common NamePilbara Death Adder
Scientific NameAcanthophis wellsie
FamilyFront Fanged Venomous
Average Length43cm
ReproductionLive
Number of Offspring?
VenomExtremely venomous
DistributionWestern Aust
Photographer
Notes
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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

Pygmy Python Antaresia perthensis

Common NamePygmy Python
Scientific NameAntaresia perthensis
FamilyPythons
Average Length40cm
ReproductionEgg laying
Number of Offspring5
VenomNon-venomous
DistributionWestern Aust
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

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

North-Western Shovel-Nosed Snake Brachyurophis approximans

Common NameNorth-Western Shovel-Nosed Snake
Scientific NameBrachyurophis approximans
FamilyFront Fanged Venomous
Average Length28cm
ReproductionEgg layer
Number of Offspring3
VenomMildly venomous
DistributionWestern Aust
Photographer
Notes
Photo by David Fischer

Roper Shovel-Nosed Snake Brachyurophis roperi

Common NameRoper Shovel-Nosed Snake
Scientific NameBrachyurophis roperi
FamilyFront Fanged Venomous
Average Length30cm
ReproductionEgg laying
Number of Offspring3
VenomMildly venomous
DistributionWestern Aust, NT
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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

Northern Small-Eyed Snake Cryptophis pallidiceps

Common NameNorthern Small-Eyed Snake
Scientific NameCryptophis pallidiceps
FamilyFront Fanged Venomous
Average Length40cm
ReproductionLive bearing
Number of Offspring4
VenomMildly venomous
DistributionWestern Aust, NT
Photographer
Notes
Photo by John Wombey

Narrow-Headed Whip Snake Demansia angusteceps

Common NameNarrow-Headed Whip Snake
Scientific NameDemansia angusteceps
FamilyFront Fanged Venomous
Average Length48cm
ReproductionEgg laying
Number of Offspring?
Venom?
DistributionWestern Aust, NT
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Black-Necked Whipsnake Demansia calodera

Common NameBlack-Necked Whipsnake
Scientific NameDemansia calodera
FamilyFront Fanged Venomous
Average Length33cm
ReproductionEgg laying
Number of Offspring?
Venom?
DistributionWestern Aust
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Olive Whipsnake Demansia olivacea

Common NameOlive Whipsnake
Scientific NameDemansia olivacea
FamilyFront Fanged Venomous
Average Length45cm
ReproductionEgg laying
Number of Offspring4
VenomMildly venomous
DistributionWestern Aust, NT
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

Sombre Whipsnake Demansia quaesitor

Common NameSombre Whipsnake
Scientific NameDemansia quaesitor
FamilyFront Fanged Venomous
Average Length36cm
ReproductionEgg laying
Number of Offspring?
Venom?
DistributionNSW & ACT, Western Aust, NT
Photographer
Notes
Photo by Eric Vanderduys

Reticulated Whipsnake Demansia reticulata

Common NameReticulated Whipsnake
Scientific NameDemansia reticulata
FamilyFront Fanged Venomous
Average Length65cm
ReproductionEgg laying
Number of Offspring?
VenomMildly venomous
DistributionWestern Aust
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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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Rufous Whipsnake Demansia rufescens

Common NameRufous Whipsnake
Scientific NameDemansia rufescens
FamilyFront Fanged Venomous
Average Length34cm
ReproductionEgg laying
Number of Offspring?
Venom?
DistributionWestern Aust
Photographer

Shine’s Whipsnake Demansia shinei

Common NameShine’s Whipsnake
Scientific NameDemansia shinei
FamilyFront Fanged Venomous
Average Length43cm
ReproductionEgg laying
Number of Offspring?
Venom?
DistributionWestern Aust, NT
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Grey Whipsnake Demansia simplex

Common NameGrey Whipsnake
Scientific NameDemansia simplex
FamilyFront Fanged Venomous
Average Length50cm
ReproductionEgg laying
Number of Offspring?
VenomMildly venomous
DistributionWestern Aust, NT
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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

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

Crowned Snake Elapognathus coronatus

Common NameCrowned Snake
Scientific NameElapognathus coronatus
FamilyFront Fanged Venomous
Average Length32cm
ReproductionLive bearing
Number of Offspring4
VenomMildly venomous
DistributionWestern Aust
Photographer
Notes
Nocturnal Photo by David Fischer

Short-Nosed Snake Elapognathus minor

Common NameShort-Nosed Snake
Scientific NameElapognathus minor
FamilyFront Fanged Venomous
Average Length32cm
ReproductionEgg laying
Number of Offspring10
VenomMildly venomous
DistributionWestern Aust
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

Rough-Scaled Python Morelia carinata

Common NameRough-Scaled Python
Scientific NameMorelia carinata
FamilyPythons
Average Length180cm
ReproductionEgg laying
Number of Offspring?
VenomNon-venomous
DistributionWestern Aust
PhotographerEric 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

Black-Striped Burrowing Snake Neelaps calontus

Common NameBlack-Striped Burrowing Snake
Scientific NameNeelaps calontus
FamilyFront Fanged Venomous
Average Length30cm
ReproductionEgg laying
Number of Offspring4
VenomMildly venomous
DistributionWestern Aust
Photographer

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

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

Western Desert Taipan Oxyuranus temporalis

Common NameWestern Desert Taipan
Scientific NameOxyuranus temporalis
FamilyFront Fanged Venomous
Average Length152cm
ReproductionEgg laying
Number of Offspring7
VenomExtremely venomous
DistributionWestern Aust
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Lake Cronin Snake Paraplocephalus atriceps

Common NameLake Cronin Snake
Scientific NameParaplocephalus atriceps
FamilyFront Fanged Venomous
Average Length50cm
ReproductionLive bearing
Number of Offspring?
VenomExtremely venomous
DistributionWestern Aust
Photographer
Notes
Photo by Brian Bush

Gould’s Snake Parasuta gouldii

Common NameGould’s Snake
Scientific NameParasuta gouldii
FamilyFront Fanged Venomous
Average Length32cm
ReproductionLive bearing
Number of Offspring4
VenomMildly venomous
DistributionWestern Aust
Photographer
Notes
Photo by Brian Bush

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
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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

Butler’s Snake Pseudechis butleri

Common NameButler’s Snake
Scientific NamePseudechis butleri
FamilyFront Fanged Venomous
Average Length100cm
ReproductionEgg laying
Number of Offspring10
VenomExtremely venomous
DistributionWestern Aust
Photographer
Notes
Photo by Brian Bush

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

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

Square-Nosed Snake Rhinoplocephalus bicolor

Common NameSquare-Nosed Snake
Scientific NameRhinoplocephalus bicolor
FamilyFront Fanged Venomous
Average Length35cm
ReproductionEgg laying
Number of Offspring3
VenomMildy venomous
DistributionWestern Aust
PhotographerDavid Fischer

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

West Coast Banded Snake Simoselaps littoralis

Common NameWest Coast Banded Snake
Scientific NameSimoselaps littoralis
FamilyFront Fanged Venomous
Average Length20cm
ReproductionEgg laying
Number of Offspring4
VenomMildly venomous
DistributionWestern Aust
PhotographerBrian Bush

Dampierland Burrowing Snake Simoselaps minimus

Common NameDampierland Burrowing Snake
Scientific NameSimoselaps minimus
FamilyFront Fanged Venomous
Average Length20cm
ReproductionEgg laying
Number of Offspring?
VenomMildly venomous
DistributionWestern Aust
PhotographerBrian Bush

Rosen’s Snake Suta fasciata

Common NameRosen’s Snake
Scientific NameSuta fasciata
FamilyFront Fanged Venomous
Average Length38cm
ReproductionLive bearing
Number of Offspring4
VenomMildly venomous
DistributionWestern Aust
PhotographerBrian Bush

Ord Snake Suta ordensis

Common NameOrd Snake
Scientific NameSuta ordensis
FamilyFront Fanged Venomous
Average Length65cm
ReproductionLive bearing
Number of Offspring?
VenomMildly venomous
DistributionWestern Aust, NT
Photographer

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.

Wide-Banded Northern Bandy-Bandy Vermicella intermedia

Common NameWide-Banded Northern Bandy-Bandy
Scientific NameVermicella intermedia
FamilyFront Fanged Venomous
Average Length60cm
ReproductionEgg laying
Number of Offspring?
VenomMildly venomous
DistributionWestern Aust, NT
Photographer

Northern Bandy-Bandy Vermicella multifasciata

Common NameNorthern Bandy-Bandy
Scientific NameVermicella multifasciata
FamilyFront Fanged Venomous
Average Length60m
ReproductionEgg laying
Number of Offspring?
VenomMildly venomous
DistributionWestern Aust, NT
Photographer

Pilbara Bandy-Bandy Vermicella snelli

Common NamePilbara Bandy-Bandy
Scientific NameVermicella snelli
FamilyFront Fanged Venomous
Average Length50cm
ReproductionEgg laying
Number of Offspring?
VenomMildly venomous
DistributionWestern Aust
PhotographerBrian Bush