Great Southern

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  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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