A Listing of Australian Sea Snakes
Distribution Key      SEA KRAITS

SERPENTES (SNAKES)
SEA SNAKES

Family Hydrophiidae (Sea Snakes)

Family
Scientific Name
Common Name
Distribution
CODE
Hydrophiidae Acalyptophis peronii Horned Sea Snake NSW(?),NT,Qld,WA Q2736
Hydrophiidae Aipysurus apraefrontalis Short-nosed Sea Snake  WA S2737
Hydrophiidae Aipysurus duboisii Reef Shallows or Dubois's Sea Snake NT,Qld,WA U2738
Hydrophiidae Aipysurus eydouxii Stagger-banded or Spine-tailed Sea Snak NT,Qld,WA W2739
Hydrophiidae Aipysurus foliosquama Leaf-scaled Sea Snake WA(Ashmore and Scott Y2740
Hydrophiidae Aipysurus fuscus Dusky Sea Snake WA(Ashmore Reef) K2741
Hydrophiidae Aipysurus laevis Golden or Olive Sea Snake NSW(?),NT,Qld,WA M2742
Hydrophiidae Aipysurus tenuis Brown-lined Sea Snake WA Z2743
Hydrophiidae Astrotia stokesii Stokes's Sea Snake NSW,NT,Qld,WA Q2744
Hydrophiidae Disteira kingii Spectacled Sea Snake NSW(?),NT,Qld,WA S2745
Hydrophiidae Disteira major Olive-headed Sea Snake NSW(?),NT,Qld,WA U2746
Hydrophiidae Emydocephalus annulatus Turtle-headed Sea Snake NT,Qld,WA W2747
Hydrophiidae Enhydrina schistosa Beaked Sea Snake NT,Qld A2748
Hydrophiidae Ephalophis greyi North-western Mangrove Sea Snake NT(?),WA C2749
Hydrophiidae Hydrelaps darwiniensis Black-ringed Mangrove Sea Snake NT,Qld,WA Z2751
Hydrophiidae Hydrophis atriceps Black-headed Sea Snake NT,WA(?) W2771
Hydrophiidae Hydrophis belcheri Sea Snake NT(?),Qld(?) Q2752
Hydrophiidae Hydrophis caerulescens Dwarf Sea Snake Qld S2753
Hydrophiidae Hydrophis coggeri Slender-necked Sea Snake WA A2024
Hydrophiidae Hydrophis czeblukovi Fine-spined Sea Snake WA C2025
Hydrophiidae Hydrophis elegans Elegant Sea Snake NSW,NT,Qld,WA U2754
Hydrophiidae Hydrophis geometricus Geometrical Sea Snake WA W2763
Hydrophiidae Hydrophis gracilis Slender Sea Snake Qld A2756
Hydrophiidae Hydrophis inornatus Plain Sea Snake NT,WA(?) C2757
Hydrophiidae Hydrophis mcdowelli Small-headed Sea Snake NT,Qld,WA E2026
Hydrophiidae Hydrophis melanocephalus Sea Snake NT(?),WA E2758
Hydrophiidae Hydrophis melanosoma Black-banded Robust Sea Snake NT(?),Qld,WA(?) G2759
Hydrophiidae Hydrophis ornatus Sea Snake NSW,NT,Tas,Qld,WA S2761
Hydrophiidae Hydrophis pacificus Large-headed Sea Snake NT,Qld U2762
Hydrophiidae Hydrophis vorisi Sea Snake Qld(Torres Strait) G2027
Hydrophiidae Lapemis hardwickii Spine-bellied Sea Snake NT,Qld,WA G2767
Hydrophiidae Parahydrophis mertoni Norther Mangrove Sea Snake NT,Qld M2750
Hydrophiidae Pelamis platurus Yellow-bellied Sea Snake NSW,NT,Qld,Tas,Vic,WA U2770

Family Laticaudidae (Sea Kraits)
Family
Scientific Name
Common Name
Distribution
CODE
Laticaudidae Laticauda colubrina Wide-faced Sea Krait NSW,Qld Y2768
Laticaudidae Laticauda laticaudata Large Scaled Sea Krait NSW,Qld K2769

DISTRIBUTION KEY
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CI = Christmas Island
CKI = Cocos (Keeling) Island
NSW = New South Wales
NT = Northern Territory
Qld = Queensland
SA = South Australia
Tas = Tasmania
Vic = Victoria
WA = Western Australia