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Hydrophis cyanocinctus

Annulated sea snake

Venomous 💀💀💀💀 Very dangerous ref
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The bite of most elapids is not painful. You can be bitten and envenomated without noticing it.
  • Snake Length

  • ??? cm - 275 cm ref
  • Dentition

  • front-fanged
  • Weight

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

  • fixed
  • Pupil shape (closed state)

  • Teeth/Fang Length


Altitude range

Vertical distribution

??? to ??? meter above sea level (a.s.l.)

Subspecies & Common Names

Hydrophis cyanocinctus  0 DE Streifenruderschlange, EN Annulated sea snake, Asian Annulated Sea Snake, Banded Sea Snake, Blue banded sea snake, Bluebanded Sea Snake, Common sea serpent, Dusky chinned Giant Sea Snake, Ringed Sea Snake, FR Hydrophide A Bandes Bleues, KO 얼룩바다뱀, LOCAL Chittul, Daryai mar, Madara Umi Hebi, Samundri sanp, ZH 青環海蛇 (Qīng huán hǎishé)

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 cyanocinctus

  • Annulated sea snake
  • VI. snakeID

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