Hydrophis platurus

Yellowbelly 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.
  • Length Adult

  • up to 133 cm ref
  • Length Newborn

  • 22 to 25.4 cm ref
  • Weight Range

  • ??? gr - ??? gr
  • Pupil Shape

  • Dentition Type

  • fixed front fangs ref
  • Teeth/Fang Length

  • 1.5 mm ref

Altitude range

Vertical distribution

-50 to -14 meter above sea level ref

Subspecies & Common Names

Hydrophis platurus (not specific) 0 DUTCH Samengedrukte zeeslang, ENGLISH Black and Yellow Sea Snake, Pelagic Sea Snake, Yellowbelly sea snake, FRENCH Pélamide bicolore, Serpent grenouille, Serpent marin jaune, GALICIAN Cantil listada, GERMAN Gelbbauch Seeschlange, Plättchen Seeschlange, JAPANESE Seguro Umi Hebi, KOREAN 바다뱀, SINHALA Bada Kaha Muhudu Naya, Badakaha muhudu naya, SPANISH Culebra del Mar, Serpiente de Mar Listada, Serpiente del Mar, Serpiente Marina, Serpiente Pelagica, Vibora del Mar, Vibora Marina, Zapatilla, UNCODED LANGUAGES Daryai mar, Samundri sanp Hydrophis platurus platurus 1 Hydrophis platurus xanthos 2

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 platurus

  • Yellowbelly sea snake
  • VI. snakeID

  • 765
Complete taxonomy of Hydrophis platurus at The Reptile Database.