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Quick Facts
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Elapidae
Genus: Tropidechis
Species: carinatus

Length: 36 inches
Offspring: 5 - 18

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Rough-scaled Snake

Tropidechis carinatus

Also Called: Clarence River Snake


The rough-scaled snake is a relatively small snake that is about 3 feet long. It is usually a dark greenish-brown on its back with dark bands along its length. It has a pale yellowish to off-white belly. The rough-scaled snake has a broad head and a flat snout. The rough-scaled snake is very poisonous with toxins in its venom that attack the nervous system, the muscular system, and the blood.


The rough-scaled snake eats frogs and small mammals.


The rough-scaled snake lives in creeks and rivers in Queensland and New South Wales, Australia.


The rough-scaled snake is both diurnal and nocturnal. It is also very aggressive.


The rough-scaled snake gives birth to live young.

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