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Dubois’s Sea Snake

Dubois’s sea snake is the world’s most venomous sea snake, and is one of the top three most venomous snakes in the world. This species of sea snakes carry highly potent venom that can kill humans in a very short span of time. They are distributed throughout a wide geographic area including several seas and oceans of the world.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Serpentes
    Family Elapidae
    Genus Aipysurus
    Species A. duboisii
    Scientific Name Aipysurus duboisii

    Other Names Reef shallows sea snake
    Length/Size Up to 148 cm (4.86 feet)
    Body Coloration Adult specimens significantly vary in coloration and body patterns
    Range/Distribution Papua New Guinea, New Caledonia, some coastal areas of Australia, covering Coral Sea, Arafura Sea, Timor Sea, and the Indian Ocean
    Habitat Tropical salt waters and the reefs
    Diet/Food Several species of fishes, arthropods, and other marine creatures
    Venom Facts Highly venomous
    Mode of Reproduction Ovoviviparous
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on November 8th 2018 by under Snakes. Article was last reviewed on 14th June 2019.

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