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Hydrophis elegans

Elegant Sea Snake

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

  • up to 250 cm ref
  • Length Newborn

  • unknown
  • Reproduction

  • ovoviviparous ref
  • Pupil Shape (when closed!)

  • round (or oval) ref
  • Fangs

  • fixed ref front-fanged ref
  • Teeth/Fang Length

  • 3.9 mm ref

Subspecies & Common Names

Hydrophis elegans  ENGLISH Australian Annulated Sea Snake, Bar Bellied Sea Snake, Elegant Banded Sea Snake, Elegant Sea Snake, FRENCH Hydrophide Elegant, GERMAN Elegante Ruderschlange ref

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 elegans

  • Elegant sea snake
  • VI. snakeID

  • 641
Look up complete taxonomic records of Hydrophis elegans (including synonyms) at THE REPTILE DATABASE (by Peter Uetz et al).