Reptilia | Squamata
SAUP Database. 2006. (Ref. 356)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 137 cm SVL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2352); common length : 100.0 cm SVL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2352)
Demersal; depth range 1 - 50 m (Ref. 356)
Climate / Range
Tropical; 51°N - 58°S (Ref. 356)
Northeast Atlantic, Mediterranean and Indo-West Pacific.
Minimum depth from Ref. 2352. Occurs in shallow waters and along the coast. On seabeds with loose organic material and sediment. Also near mangroves, white coral seabeds on the rear of a barrier reef (Ref. 2352) and seagrass beds (Ref. 98471). Mainly feeds on eels of the families Ophichthidae and Congridae (Ref. 2352). The species gives birth to 1 to 8 offspring (Ref. 2352).
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)
CITES status (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
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