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White-bellied mangrove snake
Fordonia - Gray, 1842

Pronunciation: for-DOH-nee-ah
Etymology: possibly after someone called 'Fordon', but probably meaningless.

Taxonomic notes:

Notes: Monotypic genus whose sole species ranges from southeast Asia to northern Australia.
Statistics: Reproductive modes:
Live-bearing - 1 out of 1 Australian species

Size range:
Number of Australian species: 1

white-bellied mangrove snake (Fordonia leucobalia)
Darwin, Northern Territory
Photo © Brendan Schembri
white-bellied mangrove snake (Fordonia leucobalia) distribution range map Fordonia leucobalia
White-bellied mangrove snake
Year described
(Schlegel 1837)
Glossy black, brown or reddish above. Pale below. Irregular pale spots above.

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