THE REPTILES OF AUSTRALIA

AUSTRALIAN REPTILE PHOTOS AND INFORMATION
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SEA SNAKES - Hydrophiinae Laticaudidae Sea Kraits

FILE SNAKES - Acrochordidae

BLIND SNAKES - Worm Snakes - Typhlopidae Ramphotyphlops

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


EASTERN SMALL-EYED SNAKE
Cryptophis nigrescens
Venomous - Dangerous


EASTERN SMALL-EYED SNAKE Cryptohphgis nigrescens

This young Eastern Small Eyed Snake Cryptophis nigrescens is from Arthurs Chair area on Mornington Peninsula, Victoria

Cryptophis nigrescens is from Arthurs Chair map
Approximate distribution of the Eastern Small Eyed Snake Cryptophis nigrescens

Cryptophis nigrescens is from Arthurs Chair
Eastern Small Eyed Snake 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 larger 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


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Click here for a complete list of Australian Elapid snakes

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Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia 7th Edition.jpg A Complete Guide to Reptiles of Australia 5th edition Edition

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Updated February 20, 2019

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