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Yellow-bellied seasnake

Hydrophis platurus

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Black head with yellow lips, black back, lower surfaces yellow or brown, tail pale yellow.

Length: Up to 90 cm

(Previously known as Pelamis platurus)


Pelagic, in open ocean and at the surface; 0-50 m depth

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In Western Australia, log this species south of Perth

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Species names on the Redmap site are based on the Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota or CAAB (http://www.cmar.csiro.au/caab/). This is updated regularly and lists the approved common name, family, species name and more.

Storr GM, Smith LA and Johnstone RE (1986) Snakes of Western Australia

Number of sightings 24

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