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Pseudechis porphyriacus

Red-bellied Black Snake

Elapid

Red-bellied Black Snake is one of eight species of black (including the King Brown) snake found in Australia and New Guinea. It is usually has glossy black back and red belly. Juveniles are similar to the Eastern Small-eyed Snake, with which it can be easily confused. It is generally not an aggressive species. It may grow up to 2 metres.

Distribution: Relatively common throughout region.

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Pseudechis porphyriacus (Red-bellied Black Snake) at Mittagong, NSW - 26 Aug 2021 by KarenG Pseudechis porphyriacus (Red-bellied Black Snake) at - 15 Mar 2021 by BLSHTwo Pseudechis porphyriacus (Red-bellied Black Snake) at - 9 Feb 2020 by Aussiegall Pseudechis porphyriacus (Red-bellied Black Snake) at Wingecarribee Local Government Area - 10 Oct 2019 by Margot Pseudechis porphyriacus (Red-bellied Black Snake) at Wingecarribee Local Government Area - 26 Mar 2019 by BillM Pseudechis porphyriacus (Red-bellied Black Snake) at - 5 Feb 2019 by Aussiegall Pseudechis porphyriacus (Red-bellied Black Snake) at Alpine, NSW - 29 Oct 2017 by JanHartog
Pseudechis porphyriacus (Red-bellied Black Snake) at Mittagong, NSW - 26 Aug 2021 by KarenG
Pseudechis porphyriacus (Red-bellied Black Snake) at - 15 Mar 2021 by BLSHTwo
Pseudechis porphyriacus (Red-bellied Black Snake) at - 9 Feb 2020 by Aussiegall
Pseudechis porphyriacus (Red-bellied Black Snake) at Wingecarribee Local Government Area - 10 Oct 2019 by Margot
Pseudechis porphyriacus (Red-bellied Black Snake) at Wingecarribee Local Government Area - 26 Mar 2019 by BillM
Pseudechis porphyriacus (Red-bellied Black Snake) at - 5 Feb 2019 by Aussiegall
Pseudechis porphyriacus (Red-bellied Black Snake) at Alpine, NSW - 29 Oct 2017 by JanHartog

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red colouration extends up onto lower flanks
relatively large, dark eyes with distinct canthus rostralis
glossy, jet black body scales

Species information

  • Pseudechis porphyriacus Scientific name
  • Red-bellied Black Snake Common name
  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive
  • 0m to 914.95m Recorded at altitude

Location information

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