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Pink snake

pink snake (Cryptophis incredibilis)
Prince of Wales Island, Queensland
Photo © Steve Wilson
Cryptophis incredibilis - (Wells & Wellington, 1985)
Pronunciation  kript-OH-fiss   inn-cred-i-BILL-iss
Etymology  Cryptophis: 'hidden snake'.
incredibilis: presumably in reference to the vivid pink colouration of the species.
Other names  Unechis incredibilis
Rhinoplocephalus incredibilis
 
 
Total length
Species avg: 40 cm
Reproduction
Live-bearing
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

Range

Know only from Prince of Wales Island in the Torres Strait.

Found in the following Australian states/territories

Queensland

Habitat

Woodland on sandy soils.

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