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Hydrophis melanosoma

Black banded Robust Sea Snake

Venomous 💀💀💀💀 Very dangerous ref
Images provided by Flickr-/iNaturalist-API. Sporadic false assignments may occur.

Warning. 

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

  • ??? cm - 155 cm ref
  • Dentition

  • front-fanged
  • Weight

  • ??? gr - ??? gr
  • D.movability

  • fixed
  • Pupil shape (closed state)

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  • Teeth/Fang Length

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Altitude range

Vertical distribution

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

Subspecies & Common Names


Hydrophis melanosoma  0 EN Black banded Robust Sea Snake, Black banded sea snake, Black bodied Sea Snake, Black Sea Snake, Lesser Dusky Sea Snake, Robust sea snake

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 melanosoma

  • Black banded Robust Sea Snake
  • VI. snakeID

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