AUSTRALIAN REPTILE PHOTOS, DISTRIBUTION MAPS AND INFORMATION
This site covers 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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EASTERN SMALL-EYED SNAKE
Venomous - Dangerous
This young Cryptophis nigrescens is from Arthurs Chair area on Mornington Peninsula, Victoria
Cryptophis nigrescens from Victoria
Although this is a relatively small species, some people have suggested that a bite could possibly be life threatening, especially from large specimens, so standard venomous snake bite treatment procedures should be followed as a precaution! Note that death from snake bite when treated correctly
is uncommon in Australia.
This species may have a pink to red belly
and is often mistaken for a juvenile Red-bellied black snake
Updated June 6, 2018