Marsh (Black-bellied Swamp) Snake
Maximum Total Length – 700mm
Distributed in coastal habitats and ranges from eastern NSW
to se Qld with isolated populations in the wet tropics and at Eungella.
A mainly diurnal elapid that is also active on hot nights.
Feeds on lizards and frogs. Resides in Eungella at the higher altitudes preferring
damp, cool microhabitats.
For a detailed description of this species please refer to A Field Guide to Reptiles of Queensland by Steve K. Wilson
|Information sources:||Photo 1 taken at Eungella by Brendan Schembri; Photo 2 taken at Eungella by Marlis Schoeb|