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Richardson's mangrove snake

Richardson's mangrove snake (Myron richardsonii)
Darwin, Northern Territory
Photo © Brendan Schembri
Myron richardsonii - Gray, 1849
Pronunciation  MY-ron   RICH-ard-sun-ee-ee
Etymology  Myron: possibly after the ancient Greek sculptor, Myron.1
richardsonii: after Sir John Richardson, collector of the original specimen2.
Other names   
Total length
Species avg: 40 cm
Species max: 60 cm
Litter size
Average: 6
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


Coastal areas of northern Australia. Also in New Guinea.

Found in the following Australian states/territories

Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia


Coastal and tidal rivers.

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