Pseudechis porphyriacus, commonly known as the Red-bellied Black Snake, is a species of venomous snake native to Australia. It is a large snake, typically reaching up to 1.8 m in length, with a glossy black back and a red or pink belly. It has a distinctive triangular head and a long, thin tail. It is found in a variety of habitats, including woodlands, grasslands, and wetlands, and is most active during the day. Its lifespan is typically around 10 years, and its current population is stable.
Name Origin: Pseudechis porphyriacus is a species of venomous snake native to Australia. The genus name Pseudechis is derived from the Greek words pseudes, meaning false, and echis, meaning viper. The species name porphyriacus is derived from the Greek word porphyra, meaning purple, referring to the reddish-purple coloration of the snake.
Related Species: Pseudechis australis, Pseudechis colletti, Pseudechis guttatus, Pseudechis papuanus, Pseudechis ramsayi