Australian copperhead 
Denisonia superba

Description: Coloration is reddish brown to dark brown. A few from Queensland are black.

Characteristics: Rather sluggish disposition but will bite if stepped on. When angry, rears its head a few inches from the ground with its neck slightly arched. Its venom is neurotoxic.

Habitat: Swamps.

Length: Average 1.2 meters (4 feet), maximum 1.8 meters (6 feet).

Distribution: Tasmania, South Australia, Queensland, and Kangaroo Island.

Print Friendly