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Hardwicke’s Sea Snake

The Hardwicke’s Sea Snake is a species of venomous sea serpents spread across a wide range in the oceans of the world.



    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Serpentes
    Family Elapidae
    Genus Hydrophis
    Species H. hardwickii
    Scientific Name Hydrophis hardwickii


    Other Names Spine-bellied sea snake, Hardwicke’s spine-bellied sea snake
    Length/Size Up to 860 mm (2′ 4″)
    Body Coloration White body with olive green triangular patterns on the dorsal side
    Range/Distribution Indo-Australian and Southeast Asian waters
    Habitat Warm, tropical salty water
    Diet/Food Marine reptiles, arthropods and other species
    Venom Facts Venomous
    Mode of Reproduction Ovoviviparous

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    Published on November 9th 2018 by under Snakes. Article was last reviewed on 8th November 2018.

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