Sea Snake

Sea Snakes are cold-blooded reptiles that live in a range of different ecosystems including; coral reefs, estuaries, mangrove swamps, sandy bottoms and open ocean.

There are approximately 60 species of sea snakes around the world with several facing major threats to survival due to climate changes, by-catch, habitat loss and habitat destruction.

Animal stats

Subfamily
Subfamily
Hydrophiinae
Diet
Diet
Carnivorous
Size
Size
Up to 1.5 metres
Conservation Status
Conservation Status
9 Species Endangered

Research projects

Projects
Year Funded
Organisation
Researchers
The conservation status of Western Australia's sea snakes: Are species disappearing before they have been discovered?
2014
JCU
LUKOSCHEK, Vimoksalehi
Multiple paternity in hydrophiine sea snakes: genetic perspectives from microsatellite markers
2007
JCU/U of Calif
LUKOSCHEK, Vimoksalehi, MARSH, Helene & AVISE, John

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