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Annulated Turtle Headed Sea Snake
Venomous 💀💀 Potentially dangerous bite
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The venom apparatus of the egg eating sea snakes is said to be degenerated by some sources.Other sources say, that they still have venom. Thes snakes still have fangs, even though they are very tiny and hardly functional. It is better not to risk a bite.
This sea snake feeds exclusively fish eggs and blennies and gobies. It is active in daylight only. Prey is mainly located via smell, not by vision.
up to 105 cm
Pupil Shape (when closed!)
-30 to 0 meter above sea level (a.s.l.)
Subspecies & Common Names
Annulated Turtle Headed Sea Snake, Egg Eating Sea Snake, Ringed Turtle Headed Sea Snake, Turtle Headed Sea Snake, Turtleheaded Sea Snake,
Eierfressende Seeschlange, Schildkrötenköpfige Seeschlange
Colubrids, elapids and vipers
Turtlehead sea snakes
Annulated Turtle headed Sea Snake
Look up complete taxonomic records of
Emydocephalus annulatus (including synonyms)
at THE REPTILE DATABASE (by Peter Uetz et al).