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Species profile—Hydrophis peronii (horned sea snake)

Classification

Animalia (animals) → Reptilia (reptiles) → Elapidae (elapid snakes) → Hydrophis peronii (horned sea snake)

Photo of Hydrophis peronii (horned sea snake) - McDougall, A.,QPWS,2010

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Species details

Kingdom
Animalia (animals)
Class
Reptilia (reptiles)
Family
Elapidae (elapid snakes)
Scientific name
Hydrophis peronii (Dumeril, 1853)
Common name
horned sea snake
Type reference
Dumeril, A.M.C. (1853). Prodrome de la classifcation des reptiles ophidiens. Mem. Acad. Sci., Paris, 23, 399-536.
WildNet taxon ID
370
Synonym(s)
Acalyptophis peronii
Alternate name(s)
spiny-headed seasnake
Peron's 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=370

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

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