THE REPTILES OF AUSTRALIA

AUSTRALIAN REPTILE PHOTOS AND INFORMATION
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ELAPID SNAKES - Elapidae Cobras Coral Snakes

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


MARSH SNAKE
or
BLACK-BELLIED SWAMP SNAKE

Hemiaspis signata
Venomous - "Mild envenoming only, not likely to prove lethal"


This large dark Marsh Snake Hemiaspis signata was photographed next to a pond in the Brisbane region, Qld

Marsh Snake Hemiaspis signata 
Marsh Snake Hemiaspis signata

 Approximate Distribution of Marsh Snake Hemiaspis signata
Approximate Distribution of Marsh Snake Hemiaspis signata

Marsh Snake Hemiaspis signata
Marsh Snake Hemiaspis signata

Marsh Snake Hemiaspis signata
Marsh Snake Hemiaspis signata
The Marsh Snake Hemiaspis signata is common species in many areas where it occurs, it may bite if handled.
Bites (especially from large specimens) may require medical attention.

LINKS OF INTEREST

Hemiaspis signata
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Click here for a complete list of Australian Elapid snakes

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