Striped Sea Snake ( Hydrophis fasciatus Schneider, 1799 )

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Name
Scientific Name: 
Hydrophis fasciatus (Schneider, 1799)
Regional Names: 
English: 
Banded Sea Snake
Photographs: 
Full Body Shot - Top View
Distribution: 
Venom Type: 
Neurotoxic
Family: 
Description: 

Maximum length- 120cm

Scalation
Head: 
5-7 supralabial, 2nd in contact with prefrontal, 3rd & 4th in contact with eyes; 1 preocular, 1 or rarely 2 postocular; 2 anterior temporal.
Dorsal: 
28-33 rows around the neck, 47-58 around the mid-body with 20-27 increase; posterior subimbricate and more or less hexagonal in shape with central tubercle or keel.
Ventral: 
414-514, distinct, not twice as broad as the adjacent dorsal scales.
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