Hydrophis cyanocinctus   Daudin,  1803 (Marine Snake)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order:Squamata
Family:Elapidae

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Description
Size: Total length 959-1485 mm; tail 41-71 mm.

Dorsals 38-40; ventrals 300-320. 71-80 wide bluish bands on the body.


Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
• Annulated Seasnake (English)
• Black-banded sea snake (English)
• Chittul or Annulated Sea Snake
• Blue-banded Sea Snake
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated, Coastal

Biogeography


• West Bengal, Sunderban Coast INDIA
• West Coast INDIA
• SRI LANKA
• Persian Gulf
• Karnataka, Netrani Island (Lat: 14.03) (Long: 74.55) INDIA (Record: 05/2006) (Depth: -(10-15) mts)
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• Off Kerala Coast INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Parangipettai (Lat: 11.83) (Long: 79.80) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Venkatraman, K; Srinivasan, M; Satyanarayana, CH and Prabhakar D (2002) Faunal diversity of Gulf of Mannar biosphere reserve Conservation area series 15 ZSI 77 pp; VIII pla Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Hussain, SM Brief report on biodiversity in the coastal areas of Pakistan p 113
  • Uetz, P EMBL reptile database Available at - http://www.reptile-database.org/
  • 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
  • Birds Oman Available at - http://www.birdsoman.com/
  • Zacharia, PU; Krishnakumar, PK; Dineshbabu, AP; Vijayakumaran, K; Rohit, P; Thomas, S; Sasikumar, G; Kaladharan, P; Durgekar, RN and Mohamed, KS (2008) Species assemblage in the coral reef ecosystem of Netrani Island off Karnataka along the southwest coast of India Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India The Marine Biological Association of India, Cochin, India 50(1) 87-97 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
  • Palot, MJ and Radhakrishnan, C (2010) First record of yellow-bellied sea snake Pelamis platurus (Linnaeus, 1766) (Reptilia: Hydrophiidae) from a riverine tract in northern Kerala, India Journal of Threatened Taxa Wildlife Information Liaison Development Society 2(9) 1175-1176 Available at - http://threatenedtaxa.org/ZooPrintJournal/2010/August/o228426viii101175-1176.pdf
  • Damotharan, P; Arumugam, M; Vijayalakshmi, S and Balasubramanian, T (2010) Diversity, Biology and ecology of sea snakes (Hydrophiidae)distributed along the Parangipettai coast, southeast coast of India International journal of current research 4 62-69 Available at - http://www.journalcra.com/?q=node/176
  • 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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