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Hydrophis caerulescens   Shaw, 1802

dwarf seasnake

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Hydrophis caerulescens   AquaMaps   Data sources: GBIF OBIS
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Reptilia | Squamata | Hydrophiidae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Benthopelagic; depth range 0 - 20 m (Ref. 356).  Tropical; 41°N - 58°S (Ref. 356)

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-West Pacific and the Mediterranean.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm 84.0, range 71 - 84 cm Max length : 82.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 78637); 74 cm TL (female)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Typically inhabits shallow waters, in seagrass beds and muddy bottoms. Forages on eels (Ref. 98471).

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

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Greer, A.E. 2006. (Ref. 78637)

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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References
Mass conversion

Internet sources

BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(Publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | GOBASE | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | PubMed | Scirus | Tree of Life | uBio | uBio RSS | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Moderate to high vulnerability (53 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown