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Spotted black snake

spotted black snake (Pseudechis guttatus)
Glenmorgan, Queensland
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Pseudechis guttatus - De Vis, 1905
Pronunciation  sue-DECK-iss   gut-TAH-tus
Etymology  Pseudechis: 'false Echis' - Echis is a genus of adders.
guttatus: 'spotted'.
Other names  Blue-bellied black snake
Pseudechis mortonensis 
Total length
Species avg: 150 cm
Clutch size
Average: 12
Range: 7 - 13
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


From the southern Brigalow Belt in Queensland, south to around Forbes, New South Wales.

Found in the following Australian states/territories

New South Wales, Queensland


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