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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Carpentaria whip snake
Cryptophis (was Rhinoplocephalus) boschmai
The snake pictured above is from Mooranbah in central Queensland.
These snakes live under rocks and fallen timber, and cracks in the ground. They give birth
to 3 to 6 young and grow to just over half a metre long, mildly venomous. They eat
mainly small lizards and snakes.
This species is sometimes confused with the EASTERN SMALL-EYED SNAKE Cryptophis nigrescens
June 6, 2018