Death Adders
(Genus Acanthophis)

A genus of dangerously venomous snakes - all species have thick body and grub-like lure on end of tail. Active at night and very difficult to see when resting during the day. Three of four currently recognised Western Australian species illustrated below

Southern Death Adder (Acanthophis antarcticus) from Araluen, Western Australia

Desert Death Adder (Acanthophis pyrrhus) from Carosue Dam, via Kalgoorlie, Western Australia

Pilbara Death Adder (Acanthophis wellsi) from Marble Bar, Western Australia

Melanistic morph of the Pilbara Death Adder (Acanthophis wellsi) from Youngaleena, Western Australia

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