Reptilia | Squamata
de Silva, A. 1994. (Ref. 88062)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 190 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 801)
Reef-associated; depth range 7 - 40 m (Ref. 356)
Climate / Range
Tropical; 49°N - 36°S (Ref. 356)
Indo-West Pacific: from the Persian Gulf to Japan and the Indo-Australian Archipelago.
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).
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)
CITES status (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models
Very high vulnerability (90 of 100)