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Spotted black snake

spotted black snake (Pseudechis guttatus)
Glenmorgan, Queensland
Photo © Stewart Macdonald
Pseudechis guttatus - De Vis, 1905
Pronunciation  sue-DECK-iss   gut-TAH-tus
Etymology  Pseudechis: 'false Echis' - Echis is a genus of adders.
guttatus: 'spotted'.
Other names  Blue-bellied black snake
Pseudechis mortonensis 
 
Total length
Species avg: 150 cm
Reproduction
Oviparous
Clutch size
Average: 12
Range: 7 - 13
Length and clutch size information comes from a variety of sources, but primarily from Shine (1991) and Cogger (2000).
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Description

Similar species

Red-bellied black snake (Pseudechis porphyriacus) - has red colouration that extends from the belly up to the flanks

Scale count information


Dorsal scales at midbody   19
Ventrals   175 to 205 with a divided anal scale
Subcaudals   45 to 65 and are single anteriorly-divided posteriorly
Other scale information   Anterior subcaudal scales single, posterior ones divided.
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.
Notes and disclaimer
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