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Pseudechis butleri

Butler's Black Snake

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 160 cm ref
  • Length Newborn

  • unknown
  • Reproduction

  • unknown ref
  • Pupil Shape (when closed!)

  • round (or oval) ref
  • Fangs

  • fixed ref front-fanged ref

Subspecies & Common Names

Pseudechis butleri  ENGLISH Butler's Black Snake, Butler's Snake, Spotted Mulga Snake ref

Full Taxonomy

  • I. Superfamily Colubroidea

  • Colubrids, elapids and vipers
  • II. Family Elapidae

  • Elapids
  • III. Subfamily Hydrophiinae

  • Sea snakes
  • IV. Genus Pseudechis

  • Black snakes
  • V. Species Pseudechis butleri

  • Butler's black snake
  • VI. snakeID

  • 769
Look up complete taxonomic records of Pseudechis butleri (including synonyms) at THE REPTILE DATABASE (by Peter Uetz et al).