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Black-striped snake

black-striped snake (Cryptophis nigrostriatus)
Palm Cove, Queensland
Photo © Brendan Schembri
Cryptophis nigrostriatus - (Krefft, 1964)
Pronunciation  kript-OH-fiss   NIG-roh-stree-AH-tuss
Etymology  Cryptophis: 'hidden snake'.
nigrostriatus: 'black-striped'1.
Other names  Rhinoplocephalus nigrostriatus 
Total length
Species avg: 50 cm
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


North-eastern Queensland, from about Rockhampton north to the Torres Strait; southern New Guinea.

Found in the following Australian states/territories



Dry woodlands.

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