CAAB - Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota - Taxon report

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CAAB Taxon Report

Animalia (kingdom)  »  Chordata (phylum)  »  Reptilia (class)  »  Squamata (order)  »  (family)

CAAB Code: 39 125004 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority
Aipysurus mosaicus    Sanders, Rasmussen, Elmberg, Mumpuni, Guinea, Blias, Lee & Fry, 2012
CAAB category: 39 - Reptilia Distribution map:

Occurrence locations shown as circles - View CSIRO Catch records
Family: Elapidae: Hydrophiinae (sea snakes) - show full list
Common Name: stagger-banded seasnake
Common Names List: stagger-banded seasnake
stagger-banded sea snake
spine-tailed sea snake
Recent Synonyms: Aipysurus eydouxii
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Regions: Australia (inc. subantarctic territories)
Tropical Indo-Pacific (countries N/NE Australia)
Habitat: Marine unspecified
Coastal (0-50m)
Parent Codes: 39 125902     Aipysurus spp.
Organism Type: a seasnake
Taxon Notes:This species was previously confused with the SE Asian species Aipysurus eydouxii. A. mosaicus is regarded as restricted to Australia and southern New Guinea.

Census of Australian Vertebrate Species (CAVS) 2739
View at Australian Biological Resources Study (ABRS)
Cleveland (CSIRO) V2020107
World Register of Marine Species
Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2016-06-17
View at WoRMS    - also at OBIS (report and map of occurrences)
Record source: Stanger, M. Clayton, M. Schodde, R. Wombey, J. Mason, I., 1998, CSIRO list of Australian vertebrates: a reference with conservation status. CSIRO Publishing, Collingwood, VIC. 123pp.
Scientific Name
verified against
Sanders, K.L. Rasmussen, A.R. Elmberg, J. Mumpuni Guinea, M. Blias, P. Lee, M.S.Y. Fry, B.G., 2012. Aipysurus mosaicus, a new species of egg-eating sea snake (Elapidae: Hydrophiinae), with a redescription of Aipsurus eydouxii (Gray, 1849)., Zootaxa, Vol. 3431: 1-18.
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