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Pseudonaja textilis

Eastern Brown Snake

Venomous 💀💀💀💀 Very dangerous bite ref
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There is no local pain or swelling after a bite. Fang marks are not obvious. Thus bites are often ignored at first, with fatal consequences.
  • Length Adult

  • up to 240 cm ref
  • Length Newborn

  • 22 cm ref
  • Reproduction

  • oviparous ref
  • Pupil Shape (when closed!)

  • round (or oval) ref
  • Fangs

  • fixed ref front-fanged ref
  • Teeth/Fang Length

  • 4 mm ref

Subspecies & Common Names

Pseudonaja textilis  ENGLISH Australian Brown Snake, Brown Snake, Common Brown Snake, Eastern Brown Snake, New Guinea Brown Snake, GERMAN Gew√∂hnliche Braunschlange, √∂stliche Braunschlange ref
Pseudonaja textilis textilis ref
Pseudonaja textilis pughi 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 textilis

  • Eastern brown snake
  • VI. snakeID

  • 789
Look up complete taxonomic records of Pseudonaja textilis (including synonyms) at THE REPTILE DATABASE (by Peter Uetz et al).