Reptilia | Squamata
SAUP Database. 2006. (Ref. 356)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 136 cm SVL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2352)
Demersal; depth range 6 - 40 m (Ref. 356)
Climate / Range
Tropical; 41°N - 58°S (Ref. 356)
Indo-West Pacific, Northwest Atlantic, and the Mediterranean Sea: Indo-Malayan Archipelago.
Minimum depth from Ref. 101690. Widely spread in tropical reefs. Spends half of its lifetime on land but goes back to water to hunt for food. It then returns to small islets to digest its prey, mate and lay its eggs. Soft-bottom forager, targeting anguilliform fishes in cavities and burrows. Occupies the same trophic level as Laticauda saintgironsi (Ref. 101687). Migrates on land to reproduce (Ref. 2352).
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)
CITES status (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
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