Goldfields & Esperence

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.  

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
PhotographerDavid Fischer

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

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
PhotographerDavid Fischer

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
PhotographerJohn 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
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

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
Photographer

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
PhotographerShawn Scott

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
PhotographerDavid 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
PhotographerBrian Bush

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
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
PhotographerBrian 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
PhotographerDavid Nixon

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
PhotographerBrian Bush

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
PhotographerBrian 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
PhotographerBrian 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
PhotographerBrian Bush

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
PhotographerBrian 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
PhotographerBrian 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
PhotographerBrian 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
PhotographerBrian 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

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
PhotographerJohn Wombey

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