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
  • Teeth/Fang Length

  • 3.3 mm ref

Altitude range

Vertical distribution

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

Subspecies & Common Names

Hydrophis curtus  0 DE Kurzschwanz Seeschlange, EN Curtus' Sea Snake, Malabar Sea Snake, Pygmy Sea Snake, Shaw's Sea Snake, Short Sea Snake, Spine bellied sea snake, FR Lapemide Court, LOCAL Daryai mar, Potai Pambu, Samundri sanp, ML ചെറു കടൽപ്പാമ്പ് (ceṟu kaṭalppāmp), MR खुजा समुद्रसर्प (Khujā samudrasarpa)

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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