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Species profile—Hydrophis kingii (spectacled sea snake)

Classification

Animalia (animals) → Reptilia (reptiles) → Elapidae (elapid snakes) → Hydrophis kingii (spectacled sea snake)

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Species details

Kingdom
Animalia (animals)
Class
Reptilia (reptiles)
Family
Elapidae (elapid snakes)
Scientific name
Hydrophis kingii Boulenger, 1896
Common name
spectacled sea snake
Type reference
Boulenger, G.A. (1896). Catalogue of the snakes in the British Museum, Vol. 3. London (Taylor & Francis), xiv + 727 pp.
WildNet taxon ID
348
Synonym(s)
Disteira kingii
Alternate name(s)
King'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=348

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

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Licence
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)
Last updated
23 October 2019
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