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Mud Adder

Mud adder is a venomous snake, belonging to the elapid family, native to eastern Australia. The species is short, thick, and a bit flat.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Subphylum Vertebrata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Serpentes
    Family Elapidae
    Genus Denisonia
    Scientific Name Denisonia devisi

    Other Names De Vis’s banded snake
    Length 50 cm (average)
    Maximum: 60 cm
    Color Yellowish-brown to olive-green with uneven, narrow dark bands running from one side of the body to the other
    Distribution South west Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria
    Habitat Low-lying areas especially sites with seasonal flooding, also found in soil cracks or deep cavities
    Diet Frogs
    Venom Fact Venomous
    Mode of Reproduction Viviparous (giving birth to live young)
    Litter Size 3 to 11
    IUCN Conservation Status Vulnerable

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    Published on September 15th 2016 by under Snakes. Article was last reviewed on 4th June 2019.

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