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Stitched snakes
Suta - Worrell, 1961

Pronunciation: SUE-tah
Etymology: 'stitched-(one)', after the reticulate pattern.

Taxonomic notes:

Many former members of this genus are now placed in Parasuta.

Statistics: Reproductive modes:
Live-bearing - 4 out of 4 Australian species

Size range:
Smallest Australian species: Rosen's snake (Suta fasciata) at 40 cm
 Longest Australian species: curl snake (Suta suta) at up to 85 cm
Number of Australian species: 4

Rosen's snake (Suta fasciata)
Wittenoom, Western Australia
Photo © Jordan Vos
Rosen's snake (Suta fasciata) distribution range map Suta fasciata
Rosen's snake
Year described
(Rosén 1905)

Ord curl snake (Suta ordensis)
Preserved holotype. Argyle Downs, Western Australia.
Photo © Stephen Zozaya
Ord curl snake (Suta ordensis) distribution range map Suta ordensis
Ord curl snake
Year described
(Storr 1984)

little spotted snake (Suta punctata)
North Kimberley, Western Australia
Photo © Henry Cook
little spotted snake (Suta punctata) distribution range map Suta punctata
Little spotted snake
Year described
(Boulenger 1896)

curl snake (Suta suta)
Alpha, Queensland
Photo © Stewart Macdonald
curl snake (Suta suta) distribution range map Suta suta
Curl snake
Year described
(Peters 1863)
Light iris. Light to reddish-brown above, paler on lower flanks. Sometimes the edges of the scales are darker, resulting in a reticulated pattern. The head and nape are darker brown or black, except for a dark-bottomed, pale (normally orange) stripe running along the temporal region and forward through the eye to the nostril. Supralabials are white or cream. Sometimes found with a dark and narrow vertebral stripe. The ventral surface is creamy-white.

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