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Collett's snake

Collett's snake (Pseudechis colletti)
Muttaburra, Queensland
Photo © Stewart Macdonald
Pseudechis colletti - Boulenger, 1902
Pronunciation  sue-DECK-iss   KOL-et-ee
Etymology  Pseudechis: 'false Echis' - Echis is a genus of adders.
colletti: after R. Collett, a former director of the Oslo Museum1.
Other names  Collett's black snake
 
 
Total length
Species avg: 150 cm
Reproduction
Oviparous
Clutch size
Average: 12
Length and clutch size information comes from a variety of sources, but primarily from Shine (1991) and Cogger (2000).
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Description

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Scale count information


Dorsal scales at midbody   19
Ventrals   215 to 235 with a divided anal scale
Subcaudals   50 to 70 and are single anteriorly-divided posteriorly
Other scale information  
Danger rating   Dangerous.
Note: even a bite from a 'virtually harmless' or non-venomous reptile can result in serious complications. Play it safe and don't get bitten by anything.
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