Guardian Nature School Team Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A worldwide community photographing and learning about wildlife

Join Project Noah!
nature school apple icon

Project Noah Nature School visit nature school

Red-bellied black snake

Pseudechis porphyriacus


The red-bellied black snake is a species of elapid snake native to eastern Australia. Though its venom can make you quite sick, it is not generally fatal. As snakes go, this narrow-headed, glossy black snake is quite attractive!


It is common in woodlands, forests and swamplands of eastern Australia. It is common in urban areas along the eastern coast of Australia.


This photo was taken on the rock surrounding a frog-pond near Atherton, Qld.

Species ID Suggestions

Sign in to suggest organism ID


EmilyMarino 10 years ago

Gorgeous shot!

Ingrid3 10 years ago

OOOH My favorite Australian snake! They were realy common in Wallaby Creek when I did field work there many years ago. I hope they are still doing well as a species. We came across some large ones at the margin of cattle grazing fields.

Steve A
Spotted by
Steve A

Queensland, Australia

Spotted on Jan 12, 2011
Submitted on Nov 22, 2013

Spotted for Mission

Related Spottings

Red Belly Black Snake Collett's Snake Black snake Red Belly Black Snake

Nearby Spottings

White-lipped Tree Frog Spectacled Flying-fox Yellow-bellied Sheathtail Bat Common Rhinoceros Beetle
Noah Guardians
Noah Sponsors
join Project Noah Team

Join the Project Noah Team