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  • Spotted Black Snake Pseudechis guttatus


  • Collett’s Snake - Pseudechis colletti

    One of the most spectacularly-coloured snakes in Australia, the Collett’s Snake is a shy and rarely seen inhabitant of Queensland’s black soil plains.

  • Eastern Brown Snake Pseudonaja textilis

    Broad-scale clearing of land for agriculture, while disastrous for many native creatures, has proved a boon for the Eastern Brown Snake, and their numbers have proliferated thanks to the ready supply of rodents that followed. Despite the free pest control they offer to farmers and landholders, brown snakes are still widely seen as a dangerous pest themselves.

  • Yellow-faced Whip Snake - Demansia psammophis

    The Yellow-faced Whip Snake is a slender and fast-moving snake, active during the day. It is common and widespread across many areas of Australia. It is often confused with the Eastern Brown Snake, and it is hard to observe closely, being alert and fleeing quickly when disturbed.

  • Ophichthidae - Snake Eels, Worm Eels

    Use the table to access images and fact sheets of the ophichthiid fishes on the site. These include the Snake Eels and Worm Eels.

  • Tiger Snake - Notechis scutatus

    Most Australians know of tiger snakes and are aware of their fearsome reputation, though few people will ever encounter one. Unfortunately this species is much maligned because of its aggressive nature and toxic venom; however the tiger snake should be recognised as a great survivor, superbly adapted to some of the most inhospitable environments in Australia.

  • Golden-crowned Snake - Cacophis squamulosus

    The Golden-crowned Snake is a small nocturnal, terrestrial species that is sometimes encountered on warm nights in suburban areas. Domestic cats may bring one inside and cause some alarm. However, it is not considered to be a dangerous snake.

  • Rough-scaled Snake - Tropidechis carinatus

    A skilled climber, the Rough-scaled Snake is at home as much in the trees as on the ground.

  • This week in Fish: Variable Snake Blenny

    This week we added an image of an adult Black Pomfret to go with the great shots of the juvenile that we added last week.  Thanks everyone for your contributions.

  • Mulga Snake - Pseudechis australis

    As debate continues over its taxonomic identity, there’s no doubting the Mulga Snake’s status as one of Australia’s most formidable snakes.

  • Spotted Black Snake - Pseudechis guttatus

    Despite its size and relative abundance, not much is known of the habits of this handsome “poor cousin” of the Red-bellied Black Snake.

  • Fangs of deadly venomous snakes

    The fangs of most deadly venomous snakes are syringe-like. 

  • Red-bellied Black Snake - Pseudechis porphyriacus

    This beautiful serpent shares our love of sunshine and water, and is a familiar sight to many outdoor adventurers in eastern Australia. Attitudes towards these largely inoffensive snakes are slowly changing, however they are still often seen as a dangerous menace and unjustly persecuted.

  • Elegant Snake-eyed Skink - Cryptoblepharus pulcher


  • Snake Mackerel, Gempylus serpens Cuvier, 1829

    The Snake Mackerel has 5 to 7 dorsal and anal finlets and a lateral line that branches at the upper edge of the operculum. It occurs worldwide in tropical and subtropical waters.