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Pseudonaja affinis


Venomous 💀💀💀💀 Very dangerous bite ref
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All snakes of the genus Pseudonaja have very short fangs. Bite can be virtually painless and symptoms may not occur immediately. You may be bitten and envenomated without noticing it. Always seek medical help and apply compression bandage.
  • Length Adult

  • up to 213 cm ref
  • Length Newborn

  • 15 to 35 cm ref
  • Reproduction

  • unknown ref
  • Pupil Shape (when closed!)

  • round (or oval) ref
  • Fangs

  • fixed ref front-fanged ref

Subspecies & Common Names

Pseudonaja affinis  ENGLISH Dugite, Spotted Brown Snake ref
Pseudonaja affinis affinis ref
Pseudonaja affinis tanneri ref
Pseudonaja affinis exilis ref

Full Taxonomy

  • I. Superfamily Colubroidea

  • Colubrids, elapids and vipers
  • II. Family Elapidae

  • Elapids
  • III. Subfamily Hydrophiinae

  • Sea snakes
  • IV. Genus Pseudonaja

  • Australian brown snakes
  • V. Species Pseudonaja affinis

  • Dugite
  • VI. snakeID

  • 780
Look up complete taxonomic records of Pseudonaja affinis (including synonyms) at THE REPTILE DATABASE (by Peter Uetz et al).