White-lipped Snake

Drysdalia coronoides (Günther, 1858)

White-lipped Snakes are one of the most cold-adapted snakes in Australia, surviving at high altitudes and southern latitudes where few other snake species live. Body colour varies, including grey, brown or black. Underneath pale pink. Lip with white stripe along the edge.

Warning:Whilst bites from this snake are uncommon and the small fang and venom gland size reduce the risk of this snake if bitten normal snake bite treatment is recommended

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What habitats does Drysdalia coronoides live in?

Most areas, including heaths, sclerophyll forests and woodlands.

What is the distribution of Drysdalia coronoides?

South-eastern mainland Australia and Tasmania

How big does Drysdalia coronoides grow?

Can grow up to around 50cm long

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