Maximum Total length – 800mm Potentially Dangerous
Found in the coastal ranges and inland areas (Brigalow Belt) of Qld and in ne NSW. In this region it is restricted to the dry sclerophyll forests and woodlands on the western side of the Ranges.
A nocturnal, arboreal elapid with a liking for rough barked trees on which it hunts for geckos, frogs and small mammals. Finds refuge in hollows, under bark and deep inside hollowed out tree trunks. Will strike repeatedly if provoked.
For a detailed description of this species please refer to A Field Guide to Reptiles of Queensland by Steve K. Wilson
|Photo taken at Nebo by Brendan Schembri