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Emydocephalus annulatus   Krefft, 1869

turtle-headed seasnake

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Emydocephalus annulatus   AquaMaps   Data sources: GBIF OBIS
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Classification Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Reptilia | Squamata | Hydrophiidae

Main reference References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

SAUP Database. 2006. (Ref. 356)

Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 91.0 cm SVL male/unsexed; (Ref. 78637); common length : 90.0 cm SVL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2352)

Environment

Reef-associated; depth range 1 - 15 m (Ref. 78637)

Climate / Range

Tropical; 51°N - 58°S (Ref. 356)

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-West Pacific, Northwest Atlantic and the Mediterranean.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Feeds exclusively and frequently on large numbers of eggs of small fishes such as damselfish, blennies and gobies. Moves slowly and continuously across crevices and burrows while hunting for fish nests. Only active during daylight. Locates its prey via smell rather than through visual cues (Ref. 101738). Mating behavior: Males stimulate females during copulation with the use of their larger rostral spine (Ref. 2352).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses


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Mass conversion

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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
High vulnerability (56 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown