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Acanthophis antarcticus

14 Common Death Adder at Araluen, NSW

Acanthophis antarcticus at Araluen, NSW - 2 Apr 2012
Acanthophis antarcticus at Araluen, NSW - 2 Apr 2012
Acanthophis antarcticus at Araluen, NSW - 2 Apr 2012
Acanthophis antarcticus at Araluen, NSW - 2 Apr 2012
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Identification history

Acanthophis antarcticus 10 May 2020 GeoffRobertson
Acanthophis antarcticus 10 May 2020 Harrisi

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6 comments

   10 May 2020
What a cracker of a sighting Stuart
   10 May 2020
Excellent sighting.
HelenCross wrote:
   11 May 2020
Wow - fantastic Stuart!
   13 May 2020
What a find! Great photo
brunonia wrote:
   27 May 2020
Ric Longmore (see a google link below), of the ACT herpetological Association (ACTHA) is very interested in your death adder sighting. He is interested in some more details (eg topography, vegetation), if that is possible. Could you please give me a call (0427 788 304)? Margaret Ning, treasurer ACTHA


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Available in the National Library of Australia collection. ... Snakes : atlas of elapid snakes of Australia / edited by Richard Longmore ; bioclimatic analysis by John ...
   28 May 2020
I pointed out this sighting to Ric Longmore, author of the “Elapids of Australia”, which was which was based on very extensive research into museum species of a elapids. Based on his research and predictive model of the location of the elapids, and the common death adder (Acanthophis antarcticus) in particular was developed. The model predicted that this species that is could be found in the Araluen area. The species is not generally found in the Canberra region as it would be too cold for it. Rick I pointed out that this species comes into forms and reddish-orange and grey.

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 2 Apr 2012 03:24 PM Recorded on
  • Harrisi Recorded by
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