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Species profile—Hydrophis platurus (yellow-bellied sea snake)

Classification

Animalia (animals) → Reptilia (reptiles) → Elapidae (elapid snakes) → Hydrophis platurus (yellow-bellied sea snake)

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Species details

Kingdom
Animalia (animals)
Class
Reptilia (reptiles)
Family
Elapidae (elapid snakes)
Scientific name
Hydrophis platurus (Linneaus, 1766)
Common name
yellow-bellied sea snake
Type reference
Linnaeus, C. (1766). Systema naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Tomus I. Editio duodecima, reformata. Holmiae. (Laurentii Salvii).: 1-532.
WildNet taxon ID
344
Synonym(s)
Pelamis platurus
Pelamis platura
Alternate name(s)
pelagic sea snake
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=344

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

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