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Marsh/grey snake
Hemiaspis - Fitzinger, 1860

Pronunciation: hem-ee-ASS-piss
Etymology: 'half-shield'.

Taxonomic notes:

Statistics: Reproductive modes:
Live-bearing - 2 out of 2 Australian species

Size range:
Smallest Australian species: grey snake (Hemiaspis damelii) at 50 cm
 Longest Australian species: marsh snake (Hemiaspis signata) at up to 60 cm
Number of Australian species: 2

grey snake (Hemiaspis damelii)
Goondiwindi, Queensland
Photo © Mark Sanders
grey snake (Hemiaspis damelii) distribution range map Hemiaspis damelii
Grey snake
Year described
(G√ľnther 1876)

marsh snake (Hemiaspis signata)
Mount Nebo, Queensland
Photo © Stewart Macdonald
marsh snake (Hemiaspis signata) distribution range map Hemiaspis signata
Marsh snake
Year described
(Jan 1859)

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