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FILE SNAKES - Acrochordidae

BLIND SNAKES - Worm Snakes - Typhlopidae Ramphotyphlops

 

Colubrids & Mud Snakes

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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

Turtles Tortoises

Dragons Agamas

Geckos

 

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BANDY-BANDY SNAKES
Vermicella (GENUS)

VENOMOUS
"but unlikely to cause significant envenoming, most unlikely to be dangerous"

BANDY-BANDY Vermicella annulata
Bandy Bandy Vermicella annulata
 

Bandy Bandy Vermicella (GENUS) distribution map (Covers all species)

Approximate distribution of Bandy-bandys (Covers all species of Vermicella)


Note that there are 6 species of Bandy Bandy that look superficially similar listed below.

Bandy Bandy

Vermicella annulata

NSW,ACT, NT, Qld, SA, Vic

Intermediate Bandy Bandy

Vermicella intermedia

NT, WA (Far north of these states)

Northern Bandy Bandy or Narrow Banded Bandy Bandy

Vermicella multifasciata

NT, WA (Far north of these states)

*Weipa Narrow Banded Bandy Bandy

Vermicella parscauda

Qld, (Weipa region, Cape York)

Pilbara Bandy Bandy

Vermicella snelli

WA (Pilbara area)

Centralian Bandy Bandy

Vermicella vermiformis

NT (Central Australia)


BANDY-BANDY Vermicella annulata
Bandy Bandys (genus
Vermicella) feed almost exclusively on Worm snakes and small Skinks.


These species spend most of their time underground or undercover, but may be seen on warm humid nights or after flooding.

LINKS OF INTEREST


Click here for a complete list of Australian Elapid snakes

Click here for more information about Australian Elapid snakes

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