Hydrophis caerulescens   (Shaw,  1802) (Marine Snake)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order:Squamata
Family:Elapidae

Description
Max. size: 82.0 cm TL (male); 74.0 cm TL (female)


Synonym (s)
Hydrus caerulescens Shaw 1802

Common Name (s)
• Many Toothed Seasnake (English)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Demersal

Biogeography


• West Bengal, Digha Coast (Lat: 21.61) (Long: 87.53) INDIA
• Maharashtra, Mumbai INDIA
• Karnataka, Karwar INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh INDIA
• Orissa INDIA
• West Bengal INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA (Record: 2003, 2008)
• West Bengal, Sandhead INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Murthy, TSN (1977) On sea snakes occuring in Madras waters Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India vol.19, No.1&2 Marine Biological Association of India 19(1-2) 68-72 Available at - NIO, RC, Kochi
  • Hussain, SM Brief report on biodiversity in the coastal areas of Pakistan p 113
  • Froese, R and Pauly, D (2000) Fishbase 2000: Concepts, design and data sources ICLARM 344 pp Available at - http://www.fishbase.org
  • Goswami, BCB (1992) Marine fauna of Digha coast of West Bengal, India Journal of Marine Biological Association of India The Marine Biological Association of India, Cochin 34 115-137 Available at - NIO, RC Kochi
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Ahmed, S and Dasgupta, G (1992) Reptilia State fauna series 3: Fauna of West Bengal. Part 2 ZSI, Calcutta 1-65 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Marine Biological Station, Chennai, Tamil Nadu (2003) Checklist of marine fauna of Tamil Nadu Department of Environment, Government of Tamil Nadu Available at - http://tnenvis.nic.in
  • Dr. Ramesh, R; Dr. Nammalwar, P and Dr. Gowri, VS (2008) Database on coastal information of Tamil Nadu Report Submitted to Environmental Information System (ENVIS) Centre, Department of Environment, Government of Tamil Nadu Institute for Ocean Management, Anna University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Available at - http://tnenvis.nic.in/PDF/coastal%20data.pdf
  • Sealifebase Available at - http://www.sealifebase.org/
  • Dunson W A (1975) The Biology Of Sea Snakes University Park Press 523pp Available at - NIO
  • CalPhotos Available at - http://calphotos.berkeley.edu/

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