Adults grow to 2m in length. Distinguished by the presence of a large parietal scale and by having distinct keeled scales. The body is slim and muscular. The color pattern is light honey-tan with darker brown reddish markings. The belly is white possibly with black spots. They are now available to private owners, originating from a few wild caught specimens, as it was found they breed readily in captivity.
Found in Australia, northwestern Western Australia in the lower sections of the Mitchell and Hunter rivers, just inland from the coast. The type locality given is "Mitchell River Falls, Western Australia (14°50'S, 125°42'E)" [Australia].
So far reported to be strictly crepuscular. The temperament is quite docile with rarely any attempts to bite.
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