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Spotted python

spotted python (Antaresia maculosa)
Cracow, Queensland
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Antaresia maculosa - (Peters, 1873)
Pronunciation  ann-tahr-EE-zee-ah   MACK-ule-OH-sah
Etymology  Antaresia: after the star Antares in the tail of the constellation Scorpius.
maculosa: 'spotted'.
Other names  Eastern Small-blotched Python
Liasis maculosus 
Total length
Species avg: 75 cm
Species max: 103 cm
Clutch size
Average: 13
Range: 4 - 16
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


East coast of Queensland down to northern New South Wales.

Found in the following Australian states/territories

New South Wales, Queensland


Rocky outcrops, hills, escarpments, caves, dry forests, rainforest margins.

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