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Pelamis platura   Linnaeus, 1766

pelagic sea snake

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Classification
Reptilia | Squamata | Elapidae
Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Main reference
SAUP Database. 2006. (Ref. 356)
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Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 113 cm SVL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2352); common length : 90.0 cm SVL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2352)

Environment
Pelagic; depth range 0 - 50 m (Ref. 2352)

Climate / Range
Tropical; 85°N - 56°S (Ref. 356)

Distribution
Indo-Pacific and the Mediterranean Sea.
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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).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans




Human uses
Fisheries: of no interest
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Mass conversion

Internet sources
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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
High vulnerability (55 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown