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ELAPID SNAKES - SPECIES LISTING


Distribution Key

SERPENTES(SNAKES)
Family Elapidae (Elapid Snakes)

Rough Svaled Snake
The Elapid family are front fanged snakes and this family includes the Australian dangerous land snakes as well as the Cobras found overseas.
There are also many small species and many of those have weak venoms and are not dangerous to humans.

Sea Snakes are often been placed in their own family, however now many experts consider them to be in the Elapid family
CLICK HERE FOR SEA SNAKES OF NSW

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COMMON NAME (INTERNAL LINK)

SCIENTIFIC NAME
(EXTERNAL LINK)

DISTRIBUTION

Common Death Adder

Acanthophis antarcticus

NSW, ACT, Qld, SA, WA

Highlands Copperhead

Austrelaps ramsayi

NSW, ACT, Vic

Lowlands Copperhead

Austrelaps superbus

NSW, SA, Tas, Vic

Australian Coral Snake

Brachyurophis (was Simoselaps) australis

NSW, Qld, SA, Vic

Inland Narrow-banded Shovel-nosed Snake

Brachyurophis fasciolatusfasciolatus

NSW, NT, Qld, SA, WA

White-Crowned Snake

Cacophis harriettae

NSW, Qld

Dwarf Crowned Snake

Cacophis krefftii

NSW, Qld

Golden Crowned Snake

Cacophis squamulosus

NSW, Qld

Eastern Small-eyed Snake

Cryptophis (was Rhinoplocephalus) nigrescens

NSW, ACT, ACT, Qld, Vic

Yellow-Faced Whipsnake

Demansia psammophis

NSW, ACT, Qld, SA, Vic, (Excluding snakes previously known as Demansia psammophis reticulata)

*Crack-dwelling Whipsnake

Demansia rimicola

NT, WA, Qld NSW, SA

* De Vis Banded Snake

Denisonia devisi

NSW, Qld, Vic, SA

White-Lipped Snake

Drysdalia coronoides

NSW, ACT, SA, Tas, Vic

Masters' Snake

Drysdalia mastersii

SA, Vic, WA

Mustard Bellied Snake

Drysdalia rhodogaster

NSW, ACT

Bardick

Echiopsis curta

NSW, SA, Vic, WA

Red-naped Snake

Furina diadema

NSW, Qld, SA, Vic

Grey Snake

Hemiaspis damelii

NSW, Qld

Marsh Snake or
Black-bellied Swamp Snake

Hemiaspis signata

NSW, Qld

Pale-headed Snake

Hoplocephalus bitorquatus

NSW, Qld

Broad-headed Snake

Hoplocephalus bungaroides

NSW

Stephens' Banded Snake

Hoplocephalus stephensii

NSW, Qld

Eastern or Mainland Tiger Snake

Now called Notechis scutatus scutatus

NSW, ACT, Qld, SA, Vic, Tas

Inland Taipan or Fierce Snake

Oxyuranus microlepidotus

NSW, Qld, SA, Vic(?) NT?

Coastal Taipan

Oxyuranus scutellatus scutellatus

NSW, NT, Qld, WA

King Brown or Mulga Snake

Pseudechis australis

NSW, NT, Qld, SA, WA

Red-bellied Black Snake

Pseudechis porphyriacus

NSW, ACT, Qld, SA, Vic

Strap Snouted Brown Snake

Pseudonaja aspidorhyncha

SA, NSW, Qld, NT, Vic

*Western Brown Snake

Pseudonaja mengdeni

SA, WA, NT, Qld, NSW, Vic?

Ringed Brown Snake

Pseudonaja modesta

NSW, NT, Qld, SA, WA

Common or Eastern Brown Snake

Pseudonaja textilis

NSW, ACT, NT, Qld, SA, Vic, WA?

*Dwyer's Snake
(Status uncertain)

Suta (was Parasuta) dwyeri

NSW, ACT, Qld, Vic, NSW, SA

Little Whip Snake

Suta (was Parasuta) flagellum

NSW, SA, Vic , ACT?

*Monk Snake or Hooded Snake

Suta (was Parasuta) monachus

NSW, NT, SA, WA

*Common Spectacled Hooded Snake

Suta spectabilis (was Parasuta spectabilis spectabilis)

NSW, Qld, SA, Vic

Myall or Curl Snake

Suta (was Denisonia) suta

NSW, NT, Qld, SA, Vic, WA

Rough-scaled Snake

Tropidechis carinatus

NSW, Qld

Bandy Bandy or
Eastern Bandy Bandy

Vermicella annulata

NSW, ACT, NT, Qld, SA, Vic


Sea Snakes are now considered to be in the Elapid family - click on the link below for

A Listing of NSW Sea Snakes

 

DISTRIBUTION KEY
Click on the abbreviation below to see a map of the area

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
(Canberra region only - excludes Jervis Bay Territory)

 

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LINKS OF INTEREST

Key to the Snakes of South Australia
South Australian Museum


Click here for more Information about Australian Elapid Snakes


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