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Hydrophis cyanocinctus   Daudin, 1803

annulated sea snake

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Reptilia | Squamata | Hydrophiidae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Reef-associated; depth range 7 - 40 m (Ref. 356).  Tropical; 49°N - 36°S (Ref. 356)

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-West Pacific: from the Persian Gulf to Japan and the Indo-Australian Archipelago.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm 70.0  range ? - ? cm Max length : 190 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 801)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Data from Malaya indicate that this sea snake has caused more deaths than any sea snake. A fowl bitten was reported to die in eight minutes (Ref. 88062). Minimum depth from Ref. 103587. Inhabits coastal waters. Ovoviviparous. Feeds on fish (Ref. 801). It bears 3 to 16 young in a brood (Ref. 88062).

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

It bears 3 to 16 young in a brood (Ref. 88062).

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

de Silva, A. 1994. (Ref. 88062)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Venomous (Ref. 88062)

Human uses


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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)
Very high vulnerability (90 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown