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Stoke’s Sea Snake

One of the bulkiest sea snakes, this species is named after the Admiral (royal navy), John Lort Stokes. The Stokes’ sea snake has the longest and strong fangs in compared to other marine snakes.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Serpentes
    Family Elapidae
    Genus Hydrophis
    Scientific Name Hydrophis stokesii

    Other Names Astrotia stokesii, Disteira stokesii, Distira stokes, and Hydrus stokesii
    Size 5 ft (152.4 cm)
    Color Black, brown, or cream body with black rings or dorsal crossed bands
    Distribution Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Strait of Taiwan, and South China, Tropical Australia
    Habitat Sea
    Diet Fish
    Predator Moray eels, tiger sharks, and saltwater crocodiles
    Venom Fact Highly venomous
    Mode of Reproduction Ovoviviparous
    Litter Size 5-20 young snakes
    Average Lifespan Around 15 years
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on January 9th 2019 by under Snakes. Article was last reviewed on 4th January 2019.

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