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Pelamis platura   Linnaeus, 1766

pelagic sea snake

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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Reptilia | Squamata | Elapidae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Pelagic; depth range 0 - 50 m (Ref. 2352).  Tropical; 85°N - 56°S (Ref. 356)

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-Pacific and the Mediterranean Sea.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 113 cm SVL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2352); common length : 90.0 cm SVL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2352)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Minimum depth from Ref. 98471. Lives near surface (Ref. 801) in the open ocean away from coasts and reefs but may be occasionally found in intertidal areas (Ref. 98471). Exclusively feeds on fish, foraging only up to a depth of 2 m. Sole marine snake not associated with the benthic community (Ref. 98471). This species gives birth to 2 to 8 offspring (Ref. 2352).

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

This species gives birth to 2 to 8 offspring.

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

SAUP Database. 2006. (Ref. 356)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses

Fisheries: of no interest
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Mass conversion

Internet sources

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)
High vulnerability (55 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown