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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.
  • Snake Length

  • ??? cm - 100 cm ref
  • Dentition

  • front-fanged
  • Weight

  • ??? gr - 330 gr ref
  • D.movability

  • fixed
  • Pupil shape (closed state)

  • Teeth/Fang Length


Altitude range

Vertical distribution

-15 to ??? meter above sea level (a.s.l.)

Subspecies & Common Names

Hydrophis hardwickii  0 DE Hardwickes Seeschlange, EN Hardwicke’s spine bellied sea snake, Shaw's Sea Snake, Short Sea Snake, Spine bellied sea snake, FR Lapemide Court, ID Ular Lempe, JA 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

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