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Lowlands copperhead

lowlands copperhead (Austrelaps superbus)
Phillip Island, Victoria
Photo © Ray Lloyd
Austrelaps superbus - (G√ľnther, 1858)
Pronunciation  ostr-EE-laps   sue-PERR-buss
Etymology  Austrelaps: 'southern Elaps' - Elaps is another genus of snakes.
superbus: 'superb'.
Other names  Hoplocephalus superbus 
Total length
Species avg: 170 cm
Litter size
Average: 15
Range: 9 - 45
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


Lowland areas of Victoria, Tasmania and far south-eastern South Australia.

Found in the following Australian states/territories

New South Wales, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria


Moist areas in woodlands, grasslands, dry forest and heath.

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