Emydocephalus annulatus

Emydocephalus annulatus KREFFT 1869

Common Names

Turtle-headed seasnake, Egg-eating Sea Snake

Languages: English

Overview

Common Names

Turtle-headed sea snake

Egg-eating sea snake

Author(s): Mohammadi, Shabnam
Rights holder(s): Mohammadi, Shabnam

Ecology and Distribution

Distribution

Marine waters of northern Australia from the Timor Sea to the Coral Sea.

Author(s): Mohammadi, Shabnam
Rights holder(s): Mohammadi, Shabnam

Additional Notes

Notes

Syntypes: AM R454 and R6633

Type-locality: probably the Australian Seas.  Given as Loyalty Islands by Welch, 1988, Snakes Orient, 183 pp.[116].

Author(s): Mohammadi, Shabnam
Rights holder(s): Mohammadi, Shabnam

Taxonomy

  • Aipysurus chelonicephalus BAVAY 1869 (synonym)
  • Emydocephalus tuberculatus KREFFT 1869 (synonym)

References

Dunson, W. A. (1975).  The Biology of Sea Snakes. 530. Baltimore: University Press Park.