Hydrophis curtus

Short Sea Snake

Venomous 💀💀💀💀 Very dangerous ref
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An aggressive species with a big mouth that hat caused fatal bite accidents in the past.
  • Length Adult

  • up to 150 cm ref
  • Length Newborn

  • 25 to 35.5 cm ref
  • Weight Range

  • ??? gr - 147.1 gr ref
  • Pupil Shape

  • Dentition Type

  • fixed front fangs ref
  • Teeth/Fang Length

  • 3.3 mm ref

Altitude range

Vertical distribution

??? to ??? meter above sea level ref

Subspecies & Common Names

Hydrophis curtus (not specific) 0 ENGLISH Curtus' Sea Snake, Malabar Sea Snake, Pygmy Sea Snake, Shaw's Sea Snake, Short Sea Snake, Spine bellied sea snake, FRENCH Lapemide Court, GERMAN Kurzschwanz Seeschlange, MALAYALAM ചെറു കടൽപ്പാമ്പ് (ceṟu kaṭalppāmp), MARATHI खुजा समुद्रसर्प (Khujā samudrasarpa), UNCODED LANGUAGES Daryai mar, Potai Pambu, Samundri sanp

Full Taxonomy

  • I. Superfamily Colubroidea

  • Colubrids, elapids and vipers
  • II. Family Elapidae

  • Elapids
  • III. Subfamily Hydrophiinae

  • Sea snakes
  • IV. Genus Hydrophis

  • Sea snakes
  • V. Species Hydrophis curtus

  • Short Sea Snake
  • VI. snakeID

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Complete taxonomy of Hydrophis curtus at The Reptile Database.