BANDED SEA SNAKE FACTS
The Banded Sea Snake is normally docile and reluctant to bite, but venom is dangerous. The snake is blue or blue-grey with 20-65 black bands. The underside is yellow or cream. The snout, upper lips and a bar above the eye are yellow. The tail is vertically compressed.
Large-scaled Sea Krait, Banded Sea Krait, Yellow-lipped Sea Krait
males grow to 75cm and females grow to 128cm. Maximum recorded is 360cm
shallow waters around coral islands, reefs and mangroves
eels and small fish
The Banded Sea Snake is a member of the only egg-laying sea snake genus. They lay their eggs on land
wide distribution through pacific and have sometimes been recorded from tropical and temperate coasts of Australia. They are not resident in Australia.
Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
they have highly toxic venom but are very inoffensive and seldom bite
|Common Name:||Banded Sea Snake|
Relatives in same Genus
Blue-lipped Sea Krait (L. laticaudata)