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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
In Western Australia, log this species south of Perth
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