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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.
  • Snake Length

  • ??? cm - 230 cm ref
  • Dentition

  • front-fanged
  • Weight

  • ??? gr - 3000 gr ref
  • D.movability

  • fixed
  • Pupil shape (closed state)

  • Teeth/Fang Length

  • 5 mm ref

Altitude range

Vertical distribution

-30 to 0 meter above sea level (a.s.l.)

Subspecies & Common Names

Aipysurus laevis  0 DE Olivfarbene Seeschlange, Olivgr├╝ne Seeschlange, EN 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, FR Aipysure Lisse

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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