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Species profile—Aipysurus mosaicus (mosaic sea snake)

Classification

Animalia (animals) → Reptilia (reptiles) → Elapidae (elapid snakes) → Aipysurus mosaicus (mosaic sea snake)

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Species details

Kingdom
Animalia (animals)
Class
Reptilia (reptiles)
Family
Elapidae (elapid snakes)
Scientific name
Aipysurus mosaicus Sanders,Rasmussen,Elmberg,Mumpuni,Guinea,Blias,Lee&Fry, 2012
Common name
mosaic sea snake
Type reference
Sanders, K.L., Rasmussen, A.R., Elmberg, J., Mumpuni, Guinea, M., Blias, P., Lee, M.S.Y. & Fry, B.G. (2012). Aipysurus mosaicus, a new species of egg-eating sea snake (Elapidae: Hydrophiinae), with a redescription of Aipysurus eydouxii (Gray, 1849). Zootaxa 3431, 1-18.
WildNet taxon ID
373
Synonym(s)
Aipysurus eydouxii
Alternate name(s)
spine-tailed sea snake
mosaic-backed sea snake
marbled sea snake
Eydoux's sea snake
Nature Conservation Act 1992 (NCA) status
Least concern
Back on Track (BoT) status
Low
Conservation significant
No
Endemicity
Native
Pest status
Nil
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=373

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

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