Colubridae ~ Tree, Water, Mangrove & Slate Snakes

ebtree-4Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes

Family: Colubridae

 

 

 


12 species

 

Tree Snakes: The largest snake family in the world with more than 1600 species, 10 of which are found in Australia. All are weakly venomous with fangs at the rear of the mouth. They differ from elapids by the possession of a loreal scale (extra scale between the eye and nostril). No Australian colubrid is considered dangerous but do not attempt to handle any snake without experience and guidance from a professional.

 

Reference: A Complete Guide to Reptiles of Australia
– Steve Wilson & Gerry Swan -

 

Snakes

Pythonidae
Pythons


Elapidae
Venomous


Colubridae
Tree Snakes etc.


Acrochordidae
File Snakes


Typhopidae
Blind Snakes


La Perouse
The Snake Pit

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