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Austrelaps superbus

Lowland Copperhead

Venomous 💀💀💀💀 Very dangerous bite ref
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The bite of most elapids is not painful. You can be bitten and envenomated without noticing it.
  • Length Adult

  • up to 178 cm ref
  • Length Newborn

  • unknown
  • Reproduction

  • ovoviviparous
  • Pupil Shape (when closed!)

  • round (or oval)
  • Fangs

  • fixed front-fanged ref
  • Teeth/Fang Length

  • 4.5 mm ref

Subspecies & Common Names

Austrelaps superbus  DUTCH Australische Koperkop, Laaglandse Koperkop, ENGLISH Common Copperhead, Copperhead Snake, Lowland Copperhead, GERMAN Tieflandkupferkopf ref

Full Taxonomy

  • I. Superfamily Colubroidea

  • Colubrids, elapids and vipers
  • II. Family Elapidae

  • Elapids
  • III. Subfamily Hydrophiinae

  • Sea snakes
  • IV. Genus Austrelaps

  • Australian copperheads
  • V. Species Austrelaps superbus

  • Lowland copperhead
  • VI. snakeID

  • 516
Look up complete taxonomic records of Austrelaps superbus (including synonyms) at THE REPTILE DATABASE (by Peter Uetz et al).