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 125031 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority
Hydrophis curtus    (Shaw, 1802)
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: spine-bellied seasnake
Common Names List: spine-bellied seasnake
spine-bellied sea snake
Recent Synonyms: Lapemis hardwickii (mis-identification)
Lapemis curtus
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Regions: Australia (inc. subantarctic territories)
Habitat: Marine unspecified
Coastal (0-50m)
Parent Codes: 39 125909     Hydrophis spp.
Organism Type: a seasnake

Census of Australian Vertebrate Species (CAVS) 2767
View at Australian Biological Resources Study (ABRS)
Cleveland (CSIRO) V2020111
World Register of Marine Species
Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2019-01-11
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
Rasmussen, A.R. Sanders, K.L. Guinea, M.L. Amey, A.P., 2014. Sea snakes in Australian waters (Serpentes: subfamilies Hydrophiinae and Laticaudinae) - a review with an updated identification key., Zootaxa, Vol. 3869(4): 351-371. .
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