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Short-nosed Sea Snake

The Short-nosed Sea Snake is a species of marine snakes from Australia that are venomous. This is a critically endangered breed, as declared by the IUCN 3.1.



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


    Other Names Sahul reef snake
    Length Up to 60 cm (24 in)
    Coloration Chocolate to brownish black
    Distribution Ashmore and Cartier Islands and in the Ningaloo Reef of Northwestern Australia
    Habitat In the coral reefs in water more than 10 meters (33 feet) deep
    Diet Eels and small fish
    Venom Fact Venomous
    Clutch Size No more than 10
    Mode of Reproduction Ovoviviparous
    IUCN Conservation Status Critically Endangered

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    Published on March 9th 2017 by under Snakes. Article was last reviewed on 14th June 2019.

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