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  Black-headed sea snake (Hydrophis melanocephalus)

Black-headed sea snake | Hydrophis melanocephalus photo
Black-headed sea snake

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REPTILE FACTS

distribution map showing range of Hydrophis melanocephalus 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




Classification
Class:Reptilia
Order:Squamata (Serpentes)
Family:Hydrophiidae
Genus:Hydrophis
Species:melanocephalus
Common Name:Black-headed sea snake