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Hydrophis viperinus

Viperine 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 115 cm ref
  • Length Newborn

  • unknown
  • Reproduction

  • unknown ref
  • Pupil Shape (when closed!)

  • round (or oval) ref
  • Fangs

  • fixed ref front-fanged ref

Subspecies & Common Names

Hydrophis viperinus  ENGLISH Grey Sea Snake, Olive Sea Snake, Schmidt's Sea Snake, Spotted Viperine Sea Snake, Viperine Ruddertail, Viperine Sea Snake, UNCODED LANGUAGES Daryai Mar, Samundri Sanp 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 viperinus

  • Viperine sea snake
  • VI. snakeID

  • 767
Look up complete taxonomic records of Hydrophis viperinus (including synonyms) at THE REPTILE DATABASE (by Peter Uetz et al).