Alice Springs Reptile Centre
The Coastal Taipan (Oxyuranus scutellatus) is related to the Inland Taipan. However, unlike the Inland Taipan, this species can reach up to 3 metres in length!
They are considered the largest venomous snake in Australia and are equipped with 13 mm fangs.
Found in a wide variety of habitats, from cane fields to woodlands and monsoon forests. Their diet consists mainly of mammals, in particular rats, but they are able to take prey as large as a bandicoot.
ASRC | Australian Green Tree Frog | Australian Saltwater Crocodile | Black Headed Goanna | Black-headed Python | Central Carpet Python | Central Netted Dragon | Centralian Blue Tongue | Coastal Taipan | Collett’s Snake | Eastern Brown Snake | Frilled Neck Lizard | Gidgee Skink | Inland / Central Bearded Dragon | Mulga / King Snake | Northern Giant Cave Gecko | Spencer’s Goanna | Thorny Devil | Western Brown Snake
- Scientific classification
- Kingdom: Animalia
- Phylum: Chordata
- Class: Reptilia
- Order: Squamata
- Suborder: Serpentes
- Family: Elapidae
- Genus: Oxyuranus
- Species: O. scutellatus
- Binomial name: Oxyuranus scutellatus