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Dusky Sea Snake

Dusky sea snakes are benthic creatures, meaning they live at a certain depth of the sea associated with coral reefs. A part of its scientific name ‘fuscus’ means dusky or dark in Latin.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Serpentes
    Family Elapidae
    Genus Aipysurus
    Scientific Name Aipysurus fuscus

    Other Names Timor Reef snake
    Length 2.5 ft (78 cm)
    Color Black or blackish brown or dark purplish
    Distribution In the Timor Sea of Western Australia (offshore)
    Habitat Cartier and Ashmore reefs and Scott and
    Seringapatam reefs
    Diet Eels, fish eggs, bony fish, and fish belonging to wrasses
    Venom Fact Venomous
    Mode of Reproduction Viviparous
    Reproductive Age 3-4 years
    Average Lifespan Estimated to be about 10 years
    IUCN Conservation Status Endangered

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    Published on December 17th 2018 by under Snakes. Article was last reviewed on 17th June 2019.

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