Praescutata viperina   (Schmidt,  1852) (Marine Snake)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order:Squamata
Family:Elapidae

Description

Synonym (s)
Thalassophina viperina (Schmidt, 1852)

Common Name (s)
• Viperine sea snake (English)
• Olive Sea Snake
Economic Importance and Threats
Threats:  Anthropogenic
(It is caught as bycatch in trawl fishing operations)

Ecology
Habitat:  Muddy, Coastal
Prey:  spiny flatheads, eels and gobies
IUCN Status:  Least Concern

Biogeography


• Goa INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • 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
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • (2003) IUCN Red list of threatened species Available at - http://www.iucnredlist.org/

Page last updated on:2013-02-21

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