Microcephalophis cantoris   Gunther,  1864 (Marine Snake)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order:Squamata
Family:Elapidae

Description

Synonym (s)
Hydrophis cantoris Gunther, 1864

Common Name (s)
• Cantor's Small Headed Sea Snake (English)
• Gunther's Sea Snake (English)
Economic Importance and Threats
Threats:  Anthropogenic
(No major threats to this species are known but it may sometimes be captured as bycatch in trawls)

Ecology
Habitat:  Demersal

Biogeography


• West Bengal, Digha Coast INDIA
• Kerala, Kannur INDIA
• Orissa INDIA
• Karachi PAKISTAN
• Chittagong Coast BANGLADESH
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• West Bengal, Sandheads INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • 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
  • Sealifebase Available at - http://www.sealifebase.org/
  • 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
  • Padmanaban, P; Venkatraman, C; Palot, MJ and Radhakrishnan, C. A checklist of Sea Snakes (Reptilia) of India Zoological Survey of India Available at - http://zsi.gov.in/checklist/India%20Sea%20Snake.pdf

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