Yellow Sea Snake ( Hydrophis spiralis Shaw, 1802 )

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Scientific Name: 
Hydrophis spiralis (Shaw, 1802)
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Description: 

Maximum length- 275cm.

Scalation
Head: 
6-8 supralabial, 2nd in contact with prefrontal, 3rd to 5th or any two of them in contact with eyes; 1 preocular, 1 or rarely 2 postocular; usually 1 anterior temporal.
Dorsal: 
25-31 scales around the neck, 33-38 around the body with 4-8 increase, imbricate throughout with rounded or with short keel or central tubercle.
Ventral: 
295-362, distinct throughout, about twice as broad as the adjacent dorsals.
Habitat: 
Marine.
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