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Mulga snake

mulga snake (Pseudechis australis)
Exmouth region, Western Australia
Photo © Stewart Macdonald
Pseudechis australis - (Gray, 1842)
Pronunciation  sue-DECK-iss   oss-TRAH-liss
Etymology  Pseudechis: 'false Echis' - Echis is a genus of adders.
australis: 'southern', or more generally referring to Australia.
Other names  King brown snake
Naja australis 
 
Total length
Species avg: 200 cm
Species max: 280 cm
Reproduction
Oviparous
Clutch size
Average: 9
Length and clutch size information comes from a variety of sources, but primarily from Shine (1991) and Cogger (2000).
Description Distribution Natural history Conservation Further information More photos

Conservation status

This species does not appear to be listed as of conservation concern.

General threats

General threats to reptiles, and indeed all native wildlife, include:

Note: these are general threats and may not apply to this particular species.

How you can help

There are many ways you can help our reptiles. Here are my top three suggestions:

  1. donate to a habitat restoration organisation
  2. ensure your carbon footprint is as small as possible
  3. donate to another habitat restoration organisation
Notes and disclaimer
This information may not be complete. While all care is taken to ensure the accuracy of the information in this page, primary sources should always be consulted for definitive information. Animals have an endearing habit of disobeying the rules, so the information on this page should be interpreted with a degree of flexibility.
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