Mustard-bellied Snake (Drysdalia rhodogaster)

The Mustard-bellied Snake is a small brown elapid snake with a distinct dark head and a lighter brown band on the nape of the neck.

Found along the coast and in the ranges of southern New South Wales from the Newnes Plateau in the north to Merimbula in the south. It is quite common in leaf litter or under logs but can be found on rocks and sand in spring.

While its venom has been classified as Mild or Asymptomatic by the Queensland Museum the snake should be left alone.

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Family: Elapidae
Genus: Drysdalia
Species: rhodogaster
Last Updated: 29-12-2018