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Leaf-scaled sea snake

leaf-scaled sea snake (Aipysurus foliosquama)
Barrow Island, Western Australia
Photo © Brad Maryan
Aipysurus foliosquama - Smith, 1926
Etymology  Aipysurus: 'high tail'.
foliosquama: 'leaf-scaled'.
Other names   
Total length
Species avg: 55 cm
Species max: 100 cm
Litter size
Length and clutch size information comes from a variety of sources, but primarily from Shine (1991) and Cogger (2000).
Description Distribution Natural history Conservation Further information More photos


Limited range. Found only around Ashmore and Scott reefs in north-west Western Australia.

Found in the following Australian states/territories

Western Australia, 200 m bathymetric


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