Reptilia | Squamata
Environment / Climate / Range
Reef-associated; depth range 7 - 40 m (Ref. 356). Tropical; 49°N - 36°S (Ref. 356)
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)
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).
de Silva, A. 1994. (Ref. 88062)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models
Very high vulnerability (90 of 100)