The Red-bellied Black Snake is glossy black above with bright red underside.
1.5m long and sometimes over 2m.
near river and creek banks, rainforest and wet eucalypt forest
It feeds on frogs, reptiles and small mammals
Mating occurs in spring with combat between rival males common during this period. In combat, the snakes bodies are intertwined with heads raised. Between 5 and 40 young are born in membranous sacs from which they emerge within a few minutes of birth.
The Red-bellied Black Snake is found along the east coast and ranges from south-eastern Cape York Peninsula (Queensland) to south-eastern South Australia
Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
Venomous and potentially dangerous
|Common Name:||Red-bellied Black Snake|
Relatives in same Genus
Mulga Snake (P. australis)
Collett's Snake (P. colletti)
Spotted Black Snake (P. guttatus)