Lowland Copperhead

Austrelaps superbus (Günther, 1858)

Body light grey to red-brown, pale white-yellow to pink-orange underneath. Lips with faint vertical stripes. Lowland Copperheads feed on frogs, lizards and small mammals. Females give birth to up to 30 live young in mid to late summer.

Venomous:Dangerously venomous and bite can be fatal

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What habitats does Austrelaps superbus live in?

Damp habitats, such as near streams or swamps

What is the distribution of Austrelaps superbus?

South-eastern mainland Australia and Tasmania

How big does Austrelaps superbus grow?

Can grow to around 1.7m

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