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Black-ringed mangrove snake

black-ringed mangrove snake (Hydrelaps darwiniensis)
Darwin Harbour, Northern Territory
Photo © Brendan Schembri
Hydrelaps darwiniensis - Boulenger, 1896
Pronunciation  hy-DREE-laps  
Etymology  Hydrelaps: 'water Elaps' - Elaps is another genus of snakes.
darwiniensis: 'from Darwin'.
Other names   
Total length
Species avg: 50 cm
Litter size
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


Found in the following Australian states/territories

Queensland, Northern Territory, Western Australia, 200 m bathymetric


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