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Species profile—Hydrophis macdowelli (small-headed sea snake)

Classification

Animalia (animals) → Reptilia (reptiles) → Elapidae (elapid snakes) → Hydrophis macdowelli (small-headed sea snake)

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Species details

Kingdom
Animalia (animals)
Class
Reptilia (reptiles)
Family
Elapidae (elapid snakes)
Scientific name
Hydrophis macdowelli Kharin, 1983
Common name
small-headed sea snake
Type reference
Kharin, V.E. 1983. A new species of the genus Hydrophis sensu lato (Serpentes, Hydrophiidae) from the North Australian Shelf. Zoologicheskii Zhurnal 62(11): 1751-1753.
WildNet taxon ID
334
Synonym(s)
Hydrophis mcdowelli
Alternate name(s)
small-headed seasnake
McDowell's seasnake
Nature Conservation Act 1992 (NCA) status
Least concern
Back on Track (BoT) status
Low
Conservation significant
No
Wetland status
Wetland Indicator Species
Endemicity
Native
Pest status
Venomous
Species environment
Marine

Other resources

Online Zoological Collections of Australian Museums (OZCAM)
Atlas of Living Australia

Data source

This profile data is sourced from the QLD Wildlife Data API using the Get species by ID function used under CC-By 4.0
https://apps.des.qld.gov.au/species/?op=getspeciesbyid&taxonid=334

This information is sourced from the WildNet database managed by the Queensland Department of Environment and Science.

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