AUSTRALIAN REPTILE PHOTOS, DISTRIBUTION MAPS AND INFORMATION
Covering Snakes and Lizards, Crocodiles and Turtles, including Colubrid snakes, Pythons, Elapids (called Cobras or Coral Snakes in some countries), Sea Snakes, File Snakes, Blind (or Worm) Snakes, Sea Turtles, Freshwater Turtles (or Tortoises) Dragon Lizards (Agamas), Gecko's, Legless Lizards, Monitor Lizards (often called Goanna's in Australia), Skinks and Crocodilia.
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MACLEAY'S WATER SNAKE
Pseudoferania (was Enhydris) polylepis
This is a species of Mud Snake
Family Homalopsidae (previously Colubridae)
This specimen (both photos) is from Fogg Dam near Darwin NT.
This species is a mildly venomous rear fanged aquatic species. It is considered harmless.
July 26, 2013