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ELAPID SNAKES OF VICTORIA
Distribution Key

SERPENTES(SNAKES)
Family Elapidae (Elapid Snakes)

Little Whip 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
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COMMON NAME (INTERNAL LINK)

SCIENTIFIC NAME
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DISTRIBUTION

Common Death Adder
(No reliable records in Victoria)

Acanthophis antarcticus
(No reliable records in Victoria)

NSW, ACT, Qld, SA, WA (unreliable records from close to both sides of the NSW/Victoria border)

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

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)

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 NSW(?)

Bardick

Echiopsis curta

NSW, SA, Vic, WA

Red-naped Snake

Furina diadema

NSW, Qld, SA, Vic

Eastern or Mainland Tiger Snake

Now called Notechis scutatus scutatus

NSW, ACT, Qld, SA, Vic, Tas

Red-bellied Black Snake

Pseudechis porphyriacus

NSW, ACT, Qld, SA, Vic

Strap Snouted Brown Snake

Pseudonaja aspidorhyncha

SA, NSW, Qld, NT, Vic

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?

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

Bandy Bandy or
Eastern Bandy Bandy

Vermicella annulata

NSW, ACT, NT, Qld, SA, Vic


Sea Snakes are often placed in their own family,
however many experts now consider them to be in the Elapid family

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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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