Reptilia | Squamata
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Demersal; depth range 0 - 23 m (Ref. 78387). Tropical; 22°N - 58°S (Ref. 356)
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm 47.2, range 39 - 85 cm Max length : 96.0 cm SVL male/unsexed; (Ref. 74665)
Moderately built. Cream to salmon-colored above with irregular blackish cross-bands that taper and terminate on the sides or extend ventrally. Scales in the paler interspaces with dark margins; interspaces contain secondary darker blotches. Ventrals vary from entirely blackish to pale with dark median zone. Head uniform brown or flecked with darker. Head shields enlarged and symmetrical without fragmentation.
Samples taken in deeper waters; suggesting that it does not inhabit clear reef waters (Ref. 2357).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Cogger, H.G. 1975. (Ref. 2357)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models
): 25.4 - 29.3, mean 28.7 (based on 2730 cells).
Low to moderate vulnerability (34 of 100)