Infrequently relocated species Identification: The Coastal Taipan grows to around 2.2m and to a maximum of 3.5m. Its head is often described as “coffin shaped” and is wider than its body. Its scales on its back are weakly keeled, most notably on the neck. The undersurface is cream with orange spots. Because of its agility, size, large fangs and highly toxic venom, it is very dangerous. Habitat: Occasionally found on the fringes of sugar cane paddocks and agricultural areas.