Aipysurus laevis

Olive brown sea snake

Venomous 💀💀💀💀 Very dangerous ref
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This snake is in general peaceful, but reports stated incidents where snakes followed and attacked divers.
  • Length Adult

  • up to 230 cm ref
  • Length Newborn

  • unknown
  • Weight Range

  • ??? gr - 3000 gr ref
  • Pupil Shape

  • Dentition Type

  • fixed front fangs ref
  • Teeth/Fang Length

  • 5 mm ref

Altitude range

Vertical distribution

-30 to 0 meter above sea level ref

Subspecies & Common Names

Aipysurus laevis (not specific) 0 ENGLISH Brown Sea Snake, Golden Sea Snake, Large olive sea snake, Olive brown sea snake, Olive pipe sea snake, Olive sea snake, Shark Bay Sea Snake, FRENCH Aipysure Lisse, GERMAN Olivfarbene Seeschlange, Olivgr├╝ne Seeschlange

Full Taxonomy

  • I. Superfamily Colubroidea

  • Colubrids, elapids and vipers
  • II. Family Elapidae

  • Elapids
  • III. Subfamily Hydrophiinae

  • Sea snakes
  • IV. Genus Aipysurus

  • Olive Sea Snakes
  • V. Species Aipysurus laevis

  • Olive brown sea snake
  • VI. snakeID

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Complete taxonomy of Aipysurus laevis at The Reptile Database.