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MONK (or Common Hooded) SNAKE
Suta monachus
(Was Parasuta monachus)
Venomous - normally considered harmless
However dangerous species may be mistaken for this species!





Monk (or Hooded) Snake (Suta monachus) from South Australia


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Approximate distribution of the Monk (or Hooded) Snake (Suta monachus) is in ORANGE


Monk Snake (Suta monachus)
Monk Snake (Suta monachus)
Photo 6541160, copyright John Sear,
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SIMILAR SPECIES

 

COMMON NAME (INTERNAL LINK)

SCIENTIFIC NAME

DISTRIBUTION

Little Whip Snake

Suta (was Parasuta) flagellum

NSW, SA, Vic , ACT?

Pilbara Hooded Snake

Suta gaikhorstorum
(split from Suta [was Parasuta] monachus)

WA (Pilbara region)

Gould's Hooded Snake

Suta (was Parasuta) gouldii
(Now also includes snakes previously known as Parasuta spectabilis nullarbor and
Parasuta spectabilis bushi)

WA, SA

Mallee Black-backed Snake or Mitchell's Short Tailed Snake (Status uncertain)

Suta (was Parasuta) nigriceps (Status uncertain)

WA, SA?

Spectacled Hooded Snake

Suta (was Parasuta) spectabilis

NSW, Qld, SA, Vic

Dwyer's Snake
(Status uncertain)

Suta (was Parasuta) dwyeri

NSW, SA, Vic, Qld, ACT


Click here to see photos of Monk (or Hooded) Snakes (Suta monachus) at flickr

Click here to see photos of Monk (or Hooded) Snakes (Suta monachus) at Flickr

 

LINKS OF INTEREST

Herpetology2020 - What’s Under the Hood
Phylogeny and Taxonomy of the Snake Genera Parasuta and Suta (Squamata: Elapidae), with A Description of A New Species from the Pilbara, Western Australia
Species New to Science

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