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Laticauda frontalis   (De Vis, 1905)

Vanuatu sea krait
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Reptilia | Squamata | Hydrophiidae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Demersal.  Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

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)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

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)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless

Human uses


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Mass conversion

Internet sources

BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(Publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | GOBASE | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | PubMed | Scirus | Tree of Life | uBio | uBio RSS | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Moderate to high vulnerability (46 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)