Black whip snake Yellow-faced whip snake Common death adder Eastern brown snake Small-eyed Snake Red-bellied black snake Red-naped snake Coastal taipan Carpet python Spotted python Woma Black-headed python Brown tree snake Common tree snake Keelback Ramphotyphlops spp. Burton's flap-footed lizard

Green Tree Snake
(Dendrelaphis punctulata)


Identification: The Green Tree Snake is usually green but may also be black, blue or yellow. Pale blue flecks can often be seen between the body scales. South-eastern Queensland specimens are typically green with bright yellow throats. This species grows to 2m. Midbody scale rows 13 (rarely 15); ventrals 180–230, with distinctive ridge near each outer edge; anal divided; subcaudals divided 100–150. Individuals are susceptible to larvae of parasitic tapeworms which can often be seen as conspicuous lumps beneath the skin.

Distribution: Found in coastal and sub-coastal northern and eastern Australia.

Habitat: A common species that lives in open forests, rainforests, rural lands and suburban gardens.

Habits: This snake is active by day and is, as the name suggests, arboreal.

Danger: Non-venomous.

Food: Feeds on frogs, fish and small reptiles.

Breeding: 3-16 eggs are laid. The hatchling snakes are around 24 cm from the tip of the snout to the base of the tail (snout-vent length).

Similar species: None.