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Selection of Australian Frogs

TURTLES Tortoises Chelonii Testudines

DRAGON LIZARDS Agamas Agamidae

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Skinks of Australia

CROCODILES Crocodylia Crocodilia Saltwater freshwater estuarine

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SMALL-HEADED SEA SNAKE
(MacDowell's Sea Snake)

Hydrophis macdowelli

Highly Venomous
(but rarely bites humans)

Distribution:- Australia (Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia),
also New Caledonia and the Loyalty Islands and
Papua New Guinea

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Small-headed Sea Snake (Hydrophis macdowelli)
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Approximate distribution of the Small-headed Sea Snake (Hydrophis macdowelli ) in Australia waters is uncertain, use this map with care!
Approximate distribution of the Small-headed Sea Snake (Hydrophis macdowelli), this map may be inaccurate - use this map with care!


Venomous snakes do not always inject venom when biting, those bites are called dry bites, however due to the extremely high toxicity of the venom of this species, it is vital that first aid is performed immediately (constrictive bandage etc.) and the patient is taken as fast as possible to hospital. Lack of symptoms may not mean that the victim has not been envenomated.

Correct and immediate first aid and treatment for this species and other dangerous snakes increases the chance of survival.

Although people are commonly bitten by dangerous snakes in Australia, the actual number of deaths is actually very low, due to antivenines and medical procedures.

LINKS OF INTEREST

Hydrophis macdowelli KHARIN, 1983
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SEA SNAKES - Hydrophiinae Laticaudidae Sea Kraits

SOUTH AUSTRALIAN SEA SNAKES - Hydrophiinae Laticaudidae Sea Kraits

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Reptiles of Australia

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