Hydrophis hardwickii

Spine bellied sea snake

Venomous 💀💀💀💀 Very dangerous ref
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Snake reportedly very aggressive. It often tries to bite intruders without being provoked.
  • Length Adult

  • up to 100 cm ref
  • Length Newborn

  • unknown
  • Weight Range

  • ??? gr - 330 gr ref
  • Pupil Shape

  • Dentition Type

  • fixed front fangs ref
  • Teeth/Fang Length


Altitude range

Vertical distribution

-15 to ??? meter above sea level ref

Subspecies & Common Names

Hydrophis hardwickii (not specific) 0 ENGLISH Hardwicke’s spine bellied sea snake, Shaw's Sea Snake, Short Sea Snake, Spine bellied sea snake, FRENCH Lapemide Court, GERMAN Hardwickes Seeschlange, INDONESIAN Ular Lempe, JAPANESE Toge Umi Hebi

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 hardwickii

  • Spine bellied sea snake
  • VI. snakeID

  • 631
Complete taxonomy of Hydrophis hardwickii at The Reptile Database.