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This article lists the various snakes of Australia which live in a wide variety of habitats around the continent. The amethystine python or scrub python is considered Australia's largest native snake.


So if you’re standing between a snake and its escape route, prepare for a fearsome display. Although all species are potentially dangerous, here’s our pick of the 10 most dangerous snakes in Australia – some of them highly venomous, some extremely nervous, some you’re just more likely to see slithering away in your backyard.. GALLERY: Australia’s 10 most dangerous snakes


This species has the widest distribution of any Australian snake. They occur everywhere except in Victoria, Tasmania and the most southern parts of Western Australia.


Australia has over 140 species of land snake - and 32 species of sea snakes have been recorded in its waters-. Of these 100 species are venomous, although only a dozen are considered venomous enough to be fatal to humans.


New venomous snake species found in Australia. Researchers found a new species of bandy-bandy snake in Australia, which is already in danger of extinction because of mining.


A venomous species of Australian snake, the Eastern Small-eyed snake (Cryptophis nigrescens) has a widespread distribution from the northernmost parts of Queensland to southern parts of Victoria.They are found in a wide variety of habitats ranging from coastal areas to mountains.


Australia has around 140 species of land snake and 32 species of sea snakes, and of these, about 100 species are venomous. However, only about twelve of these could kill a human.


The snake is small and narrow, but like other bandy-bandies, the new species can deliver venom to its prey. Photo by University of Queensland


Australia’s 10 Most Venomous Snakes. Monique La Terra. Updated: 18 November 2017. Save to Wishlist. Australia is notorious for being a menagerie of deadly creatures. With ... Tiger Snakes are also a protected species in most Australian states. Common Tiger Snake. Shutterstock.


The Australian King brown snake or Mulga snake (Pseudechis australis) is the second longest species of venomous snake in Australia. The venom of this snake is relatively weak compared to many other Australian species.