Reptilia | Squamata
Environment / Climate / Range
Western Central Pacific: New Caledonia and Vanuatu.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 65.0 cm SVL male/unsexed; (Ref. 75804); 78 cm SVL (female)
Found in cavities in flat platforms in supralittoral zone. Also on coral islets in a lagoon, coiled up under rocks or a pile of decaying vegetation, in wave-eroded cavities and crevices. Feeds exclusively on eels, mostly on families Muraenidae and Congridae (Ref. 75804).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Bisby, F.A., Y.R. Roskov, T.M. Orrell, D. Nicolson, L.E. Paglinawan, N. Bailly, P.M. Kirk, T. Bourgoin and J. van Hertum (eds.). 2008. (Ref. 75097)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models
Moderate to high vulnerability (46 of 100)