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Index of flora
Index of fauna
Kingdom Animale | Phylum Chordata | Subphylum Vertebrata
 
Sea Snakes
Family Hydrophiidae


These reptiles are renowned for their powerful venom, which is often more potent than that of land snakes. They are mostly fish eaters. They are generally timid creatures, preferring to avoid man and will not usually bite unless provoked. Although they only inject a small amount of venom, the potency and the absence of an antivenorn (antidote) for many species make them extremely dangerous animals. They should thus be avoided at all times. Sea snakes have a laterally flattened tail for swimming.
Photo by P. Gopalakrishnakone
Lapemis

Photo by P. Gopalakrishnakone
Laticauda
Introduction
Shore environment
 
From A Guide to Seashore Life by Dr Leo W H Tan and Peter K L Ng
Published by the Singapore Science Centre and sponsored by BP

@Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research and Singapore Science Centre