Nature conservation

Threatened species

Narrow-banded Snake - profile

Indicative distribution

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The areas shown in pink and/purple are the sub-regions where the species or community is known or predicted to occur. They may not occur thoughout the sub-region but may be restricted to certain areas. ( click here to see geographic restrictions). The information presented in this map is only indicative and may contain errors and omissions.
Scientific name: Simoselaps fasciolatus
Conservation status in NSW: Vulnerable
Commonwealth status: Not listed
Profile last updated: 01 Dec 2017


Has irregular, ragged black bands on white and pink background. Dark blotches on head and nape.


North-western NSW. Recorded near the Paroo River, White Cliffs and Mutawintji National Park.

Habitat and ecology

  • A nocturnal burrowing snake that shelters under well embedded fallen timber and stumps, in associated soil cracks and holes within litter, or under grass hummocks.
  • Feeds primarily on skinks and reptile eggs.
  • Prefers open woodland or shrubland, sometimes with a hummock grass understorey.

Regional distribution and habitat

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Information sources

IBRA Bioregion IBRA Subregion Known or predicted Geographic restrictions region
Broken Hill ComplexBarrier Range Outwash Known None
Broken Hill ComplexMootwingee Downs Predicted None
Channel CountrySturt Stony Desert Predicted None
Cobar PeneplainBarnato Downs Known None
Darling Riverine PlainsLouth Plains Predicted None
Mulga LandsCuttaburra-Paroo Known None
Mulga LandsKerribree Basin Predicted None
Mulga LandsParoo Overflow Predicted None
Mulga LandsParoo-Darling Sands Predicted None
Mulga LandsUrisino Sandplains Known None
Mulga LandsWest Warrego Predicted None
Mulga LandsWhite Cliffs Plateau Predicted None
Other StateSA Known None
Simpson Strzelecki DunefieldsStrzelecki Desert Known None