August 7, 2017

A Listing of Australian Colubrid and Mud Snakes
Distribution Key

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COLUBRID SNAKES - Colubridae Homalopsidae Mud Snakes

PYTHON SNAKES - Pythonidae

ELAPID SNAKES - Elapidae Cobras Coral Snakes

SEA SNAKES - Hydrophiinae Laticaudidae Sea Kraits

FILE SNAKES - Acrochordidae

BLIND SNAKES - Worm Snakes - Typhlopidae Ramphotyphlops

 

Colubrids & Mud Snakes

Pythons

 

 

Elapid Snakes

 

Sea Snakes

 

File Snakes

 

Blind Snakes

 

TURTLES Tortoises Chelonii Testudines

DRAGON LIZARDS Agamas Agamidae

GECKO LIZARDS Gekkonidae

LEGLESS LIZARDS Pygopodidae Pygopods

MONITOR LIZARDS Goannas Varanids Varanidae

SKINK LIZARDS Scincidae

CROCODILES Crocodylia Crocodilia Saltwater freshwater estuarine

Turtles Tortoises

Dragons Agamas

Geckos

 

Legless Lizards

Monitor Lizards

Skinks

 

Crocodiles

 


Colubrid Snakes
Family Colubridae

COLUBRID SNAKES - Colubridae Homalopsidae Mud Snakes


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COMMON NAME (INTERNAL LINK)

SCIENTIFIC NAME (EXTERNAL LINK)

Distribution

Brown Tree Snake, Night Tiger Snake

Boiga irregularis
(= Boiga fusca or fuscus)

NSW,NT,Qld,WA

Northern Tree Snake

Dendrelaphis calligaster

Qld

Common or Green (or Golden) Tree Snake

Dendrelaphis punctulatus (was punctulata)

NSW,NT,Qld,WA

Common Wolf Snake

Lycodon capucinus

CI ,South East Asia

Slatey-Grey Snake

Stegonotus cucullatus

NT,Qld

Slate-Brown Snake

Stegonotus parvus

Qld (Murray Island)

*Keelback or Freshwater Snake

Tropidonophis mairii

NSW,NT,Qld,WA

Most Australian Colubrids are not venomous and all are considered 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 rhynchops)

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

Macleay's Water Snake

Pseudoferania (was Enhydris) polylepis

NT,Qld

Mud snakes are rear fanged aquatic snakes previously classed as colubrids. All Australian species have live young. 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
Click on the links below for more information

CI = Christmas Island

CKI = Cocos (Keeling) Island

NSW = New South Wales

NT = Northern Territory

Qld = Queensland

SA = South Australia

Tas = Tasmania

Vic = Victoria

WA = Western Australia

NI = Norfolk Island

LHI = Lord Howe Island

ACT = Australian Capital Territory

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