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Richardson's mangrove snake

Richardson's mangrove snake (Myron richardsonii)
Darwin, Northern Territory
Photo © Brendan Schembri
Myron richardsonii - Gray, 1849
Pronunciation  MY-ron   RICH-ard-sun-ee-ee
Etymology  Myron: possibly after the ancient Greek sculptor, Myron.1
richardsonii: after Sir John Richardson, collector of the original specimen2.
Other names   
 
Total length
Species avg: 40 cm
Species max: 60 cm
Reproduction
Live-bearing
Litter size
Average: 6
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

Description

Grey/brown above. Lighter irregular flecks.

Similar species

Resetar's mangrove snake (Myron resetari) - has 19 midbodies (versus 21); largest upper labial scale is 5th (versus 6th or 7th).3

Scale count information


Dorsal scales at midbody   19 to 23
Ventrals   130 to 145 with a divided anal scale
Subcaudals   30 to 40 and are divided
Other scale information   Blunt keels on scales. Nasal scales separated.
Danger rating   Weakly venomous.
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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