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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Eastern Brown Snake

    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 dangerous pests themselves.

  • 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.

  • Spotted Black Snake Pseudechis guttatus

     

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Fangs of deadly venomous snakes

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

  • 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.

  • 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 throughout most 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.

  • Tiger Snake Notechis scutatus

     

  • Tiger Snake Notechis scutatus

     

  • Western Brown Snakes (nuchalis-complex)

    For many years it was suspected that the widespread Western Brown Snake (Pseudonaja nuchalis) was in fact a composite species, however efforts to split nuchalis were largely defeated by the extreme level of colour and pattern variation encountered both within and between populations. Ontogenetic colour changes, suggestions of intergrades, and possible hybridisation with other Pseudonaja species added to the confusion. Despite the enormous challenge researchers were able to narrow down a number of basic colour morphs, and recent genetic studies have now built upon earlier findings to confirm the existence of at least three species within the nuchalis-complex.

  • Broad-headed Snake - Hoplocephalus bungaroides

    The Broad-headed Snake occupies sandstone habitats in Sydney.

  • Rough-scaled Snake - Tropidechis carinatus

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