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Emydocephalus annulatus   Krefft, 1869

turtle-headed seasnake

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Emydocephalus annulatus   AquaMaps   Data sources: GBIF OBIS
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Reptilia | Squamata | Hydrophiidae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Reef-associated; depth range 1 - 15 m (Ref. 78637).  Tropical; 51°N - 58°S (Ref. 356)

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-West Pacific, Northwest Atlantic and the Mediterranean.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?, range 880 - ? cm Max length : 91.0 cm SVL male/unsexed; (Ref. 78637); common length : 90.0 cm SVL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2352)

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).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Mating behavior: Males stimulate females during copulation with the use of their larger rostral spine.

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

SAUP Database. 2006. (Ref. 356)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses


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Estimates of some properties based on models

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