Bites from this species have been known to cause severe local symptoms with more general reaction such as headaches and nausea also recorded. Bites from this species should be treated immediately and attended to with correct first aid.
Head relatively broad & distinct from neck. Body usually banded with pale grey/ yellowish bands across rusty brown or black, strongly marked in mid-body area & weaker contrast at head & tail. Darker face & head has distinctive pale brown, cream or white blotches or bars on either side & lips. Belly cream to grey, often with dark edging. Unbanded specimens also recorded. Midbody scales at 21 rows.
90cm with a maximum length around 1.2 metres.
Rainforest, wet sclerophyll forest, vine scrub and rocky outcrops in wet forest.
Good climber, mostly arboreal. Shelters in tree hollows, under loose bark and ground cover such as rock exfoliates. Nocturnal.
Small mammals, lizards and frogs.
Found locally around Mt Nebo and Mt Glorious with populations also existing on the Lamington Plateau and Gold Coast Hinterland.
The habitat specific requirements of the Stephen's Banded Snake sees this species found in and around homes only in areas of suitable habitat at Mt Nebo and Mt Glorious within the Brisbane region. A local snake catcher has confirmed numerous calls involving the species entering homes.
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