A Listing of Victorian Sea Snakes

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ELAPID SNAKES OF VICTORIA

Blind Snakes of Victoria

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DRAGON LIZARDS of Victoria Agamas Agamidae

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Skinks of Victoria

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Common Yellow-bellied Sea Snake (Hydrophis platurus platurus)

VICTORIAN SEA SNAKES - SPECIES LISTING

SERPENTES (SNAKES)
TRUE SEA SNAKES OF VICTORIA

Sea Snakes are often placed in their own family, however now many experts consider them to be in the Elapid family

All sea snakes have a paddle shaped tail


Family Elapidae
Subfamily Hydrophiinae (Sea Snakes)

(Previously Family Hydrophiidae)

 

TABLE 1 - TRUE SEA SNAKES
THESE SNAKES ARE LIVEBEARERS THAT SPEND THEIR ENTIRE LIFE IN WATER

Common Name

Scientific Name

Distribution

Common Yellow-bellied Sea Snake

Hydrophis (was Pelamis) platurus platurus

NSW, NT, Qld, Tas, Vic, WA, CKI, CI, NI, LHI, SA?

Sea snakes are rarely found in Victorian Waters

DISTRIBUTION KEY
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CI = Christmas Island

CKI = Cocos (Keeling) Island

NSW = New South Wales

NT = Northern Territory

Qld = Queensland

SA = South Australia

Tas = Tasmania

Vic = Victoria

WA = Western Australia

NI = Norfolk Island

LHI = Lord Howe Island

ACT = Australian Capital Territory
(Canberra region only - excludes Jervis Bay Territory)

 

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