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Lake Cronin snake

Lake Cronin snake (Paroplocephalus atriceps)
Lake Cronin, Western Australia
Photo © Jordan Vos
Paroplocephalus atriceps - (Storr, 1980)
Pronunciation  PAR-oh-plo-SEFF-ah-luss   AH-tree-seps
Etymology  Paroplocephalus: 'next-to Hoplocephalus', "in reference to the close relationship and morphological similarity between the two genera."1
atriceps: 'black-headed'2.
Other names  Brachyaspis atriceps
Notechis atriceps
Echiopsis atriceps
Denisonia atriceps
Suta atriceps
Total length
Species avg: 70 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


Western Australia, around Lake Cronin, Peak Elenora, Fraser Range, and Salmon Gums.

Found in the following Australian states/territories

Western Australia


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