Sea snakes in Australian waters (Serpentes: subfamilies Hydrophiinae and Laticaudinae)—a review with an updated identification key

Arne Redsted Rasmussen, Kate Laura Sanders, Michael L Guinea, Andrew P Amey

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Resumé

Sea snakes (Elapidae, subfamilies Hydrophiinae and Laticaudinae) reach high species richness in the South China Sea and in the Australian region; however, most countries in the two regions still lack up-to-date checklists and identification tools for these snakes. We present an updated reviewed checklist and a new complete identification key to sea snakes in Australian waters. The identification key includes 29 species documented and 4 possibly occurring taxa and is based mostly on easy-to-use external characters. We find no evidence for breeding populations of Laticauda in Australian waters, but include the genus on the list of possibly occurring taxa.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftZootaxa
Vol/bind3869
Udgave nummer4
Sider (fra-til)351-371
Antal sider21
ISSN1175-5326
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2 okt. 2014

Emneord

  • biodiversity, Australian sea snake species, identification key

Kunstnerisk udviklingsvirksomhed (KUV)

  • Nej

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Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

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