Reptilia | Squamata
Environment / Climate / Range
Reef-associated; depth range 0 - 60 m (Ref. 75803). Tropical
Indo-Pacific: Endemic to New Caledonia (Loyalty Islands).
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 109 cm SVL male/unsexed; (Ref. 75804); common length : 90.0 cm SVL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2352)
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. Hard-bottom forager, targeting anguilliform fishes in cavities and burrows. Occupies the same trophic level as Laticauda laticaudata (Ref. 101687).
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 vulnerability (36 of 100)