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Blue-lipped Sea Krait

The Blue-lipped Sea Krait is a sea snake with potent venom found mostly in the waters of the Indian Ocean, and also in the Pacific. They are known to warm themselves up inside the burrows made by the wedge-tailed shearwater birds in the sand.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Serpentes
    Family Elapidae
    Genus Laticauda
    Species L. laticaudata
    Scientific Name Laticauda laticaudata

    Length 910 mm (36 in) to 1,070 mm (42 in)
    Coloration Cyan body with bluish-black crossbands, the upper lip is dark
    Distribution Indian Ocean, Bay of Bengal (West Bengal and Andaman Islands in India, Bangladesh, East India), Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines, Fujian, Taiwan, Japan and the surrounding belt of the Pacific
    Habitat Warm waters close to the shore, reefs
    Diet Different kinds of crustaceans, arthropods, invertebrates and other marine creatures
    Venom Fact Venomous
    Clutch Size 10 eggs
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on September 8th 2017 by under Snakes. Article was last reviewed on 14th June 2019.

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