Death adders are found throughout most of mainland Australia and Papua New Guinea, but both bites and envenoming are uncommon. Prior to mechanical ventilation and antivenom mortality was approximately 50%.
- Acanthophis antarticus: Common death adder
- Acanthophis hawkei: Barkly tableland death adder
- Acanthophis laevis: Smooth scale death adder (PNG)
- Acanthophis pyrrhus: Desert death adder
- Acanthophis praelongus: Northern death adder
- Acanthophis rugosus: Rough scale death adder (PNG)
- Acanthophis wellsi : Pilbara death adder
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