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Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota (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

Rank: Species
CAAB category: 39 - Reptilia Reptiles
Family: 39 125 (sea snakes) - show full list
Common Name: stagger-banded seasnake
Common Names List:
stagger-banded sea snake
spine-tailed sea snake
Organism Type: a seasnake
Synonyms: Aipysurus eydouxii
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Habitat: Marine unspecified
Coastal (0-40m)
Parent Codes: 39 125902     Aipysurus spp.
Distribution map:
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Occurrence locations [19] shown as red circles - View CSIRO Catch records
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.

ABRS 2739
View at Australian Biological Resources Study (ABRS)
Cleveland V2020107
Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2016-06-17
View at WoRMS    - also at Ocean Biodiversity Information System (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
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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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