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WESTERN AUSTRALIA - COLUBRID SNAKES
Family Colubridae

Brown tree snake Boiga irregularis

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COMMON NAME (INTERNAL LINK)

SCIENTIFIC NAME (EXTERNAL LINK)

Distribution

Brown Tree Snake or
Night Tiger Snake

Boiga irregularis
(= Boiga fusca or fuscus)

NSW, NT, Qld, WA

Common or Green (or Golden) Tree Snake

Dendrelaphis punctulatus (was punctulata)

NSW, NT, Qld, WA

* Australasian Keelbacks or Freshwater Snakes

Tropidonophis mairii

Australia (NSW, NT, Qld, WA)
New Guinea

Most Australian Colubrids are not venomous (totally harmless).

The Brown Tree Snake and The Wolf Snake are both rear fanged and have weak venoms.

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MUD (Mangrove) SNAKES
Family Homalopsidae (previously Colubridae)

Homalopsidae Mud Snakes



COMMON NAME (INTERNAL LINK)

SCIENTIFIC NAME (EXTERNAL LINK)

DISTRIBUTION

Australian Bockadam

Cerberus australis
(was Cerberus rynchops)

NT, Qld, WA (also New Guinea & Indonesia)

White-Bellied Mangrove Snake

Fordonia leucobalia

NT, Qld, WA

Resetar's Mangrove Snake

Myron resetari
(
split from Myron richardsonii)

WA

Richardson's Mangrove Snake

Myron richardsonii

NT, Qld, WA

Mud snakes are rear fanged aquatic snakes previously classed as colubrids. All Australian species have live young. Although venomous they are not considered dangerous and are often found on mud flats and in estuaries. In Australia they are found in warmer climates. Although quite common in some areas they are poorly known amongst the general public, although often seen by fishermen in some fishing spots.

 

DISTRIBUTION KEY
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CKI = Cocos (Keeling) Island

NSW = New South Wales

Qld = Queensland

Tas = Tasmania

Vic = Victoria

ACT = Australian Capital Territory
(Canberra region only - excludes Jervis Bay Territory)


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