Red Bellied Black Snake

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Red-Bellied Black Snake
Red-bellied Black Snake at
Brisbane Forest Park, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Elapidae
Genus: Pseudechis
Species: P. porphyriacus
Binomial name
Pseudechis porphyriacus
Shaw, 1794
Range of Red-Bellied Black Snake (in red)

The Red Bellied Black Snake is a dangerous snake species found in Australia. It is a red bellied snake, and black on top, hence the name. It lives mainly on the east coast of Australia, close to a source of water. They can grow up to 1.5 metres in length. This snake usually gives birth to about 20 live snakes at one time. The bite of a Red Bellied Black Snake is very dangerous and requires immediate medical attention.

The Red-bellied Black Snake's diet is mostly frogs. They also eat reptiles and small mammals. They also eat other snakes, even those of their own species.