Reptilia | Squamata
Environment / Climate / Range
Demersal; depth range 6 - 40 m (Ref. 356). Tropical; 41°N - 58°S (Ref. 356)
Indo-West Pacific, Northwest Atlantic, and the Mediterranean Sea: Indo-Malayan Archipelago.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 136 cm SVL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2352)
Minimum depth from Ref. 101690. Widely spread in tropical reefs. Spends half of its lifetime on land but goes back to water to hunt for food. It then returns to small islets to digest its prey, mate and lay its eggs. Soft-bottom forager, targeting anguilliform fishes in cavities and burrows. Occupies the same trophic level as Laticauda saintgironsi (Ref. 101687). Migrates on land to reproduce (Ref. 2352).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Migrates on land to reproduce.
SAUP Database. 2006. (Ref. 356)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models
): 23 - 29.1, mean 28.1 (based on 1450 cells).