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Snakes

Hook-nosed
Sea Snake

Least Concern

Stable

Hook-nosed Sea Snake

Hydrophis schistosus

Hook-nosed Sea Snake is one of the commonest Sea Snake found in all coasts of Indian mainland and other South-east Asian countries. It can be identified by checking indistinct bands on light ground color and beak shaped snout which is not found in other Sea Snakes of its range. This is also the most commonly encountered Sea Snake during fishing activities and often causes bites to fishermen.

Beaked Sea Snake, Common Sea Snake

Regional Names
  • Bengali:
    সামুদ্রিক সাপ, হুগলী পটী
  • Malayalam:
    വലകടിയൻ കടൽപാമ്പ്
  • Marathi:
    समुद्रसर्प
  • Tamil:
    வலைக்கடியன்
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Taxanomy

SQUAMATA
ELAPIDAE
Hydrophis schistosus

Venom Status

Venomous

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