Acta Scientific Veterinary Sciences (ISSN: 2582-3183)

Review Article Volume 4 Issue 1

Venomous Snakes of Australia - A Review Part-1. Dangerous Ten Snakes of the Family Elapidae

Abdul Maleque Bhouyain*

Department of Zoology, Chittagong University, Chittagong, Bangladesh

*Corresponding Author: Abdul Maleque Bhouyain, Department of Zoology, Chittagong University, Chittagong, Bangladesh.

Received: October 26,2021; Published: December 08, 2021


Australia has many poisonous snakes that are found all around the country. They may be found in a variety of habitats including aquatic, semi-aquatic, grasslands, trees, woods, and plains. Every year, a substantial number of bites occur across the United States. This document describes ten of Australia's most deadly and venomous snakes from the Elapidae family. These are 1. Rough scaled snake Tropidechis carinatus; 2. Red-bellied black snake Pseudechis porphyriacus; 3. The greater black whip snake/Papuan Whip Snake Demansia papuensis; 4. The lesser black whipsnake Demansia vestigiata; 5. Coastal Taipan Oxyuranus scutellatus; 6. Central Ranges Taipan or Western Desert Taipan Oxyuranus temporal; 7. Inland Taipan Oxyuranus microlepidotus; 8. Common death adder Acanthophis antarcticus; 9. Kimberley death adder Acanthophis cryptamydros; and 10. Barkly Tableland death adder Acanthophis hawkei. Classification, description, and image of the snakes are the content of this paper.

Keywords: Family Elapidae; Venom; Acanthophis cryptamydros; Snakes


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Citation: Abdul Maleque Bhouyain. “Venomous Snakes of Australia - A Review Part-1. Dangerous Ten Snakes of the Family Elapidae". Acta Scientific Veterinary Sciences 4.1 (2022): 18-25.


Copyright: © 2022 Abdul Maleque Bhouyain. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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