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Olive sea snake

olive sea snake (Aipysurus laevis)
Mission Beach, Queensland
Photo © Angus McNab
Aipysurus laevis - Lacépède, 1804
Pronunciation   
Etymology  Aipysurus: 'high tail'.
laevis: 'smooth'.
Other names  Golden Sea Snake
 
 
Total length
Species avg: 170 cm
Species max: 200 cm
Reproduction
Live-bearing
Litter size
Average: 3
Range: 1 - 5
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

Range

Widespread over most of the North Australian coast. From Exmouth on the West to the Central Coast of New South Wales on the East. Extends north to the Coral Sea and New Guinea.

Found in the following Australian states/territories

Queensland, Northern Territory, Western Australia, 200 m bathymetric

Habitat

Recorded from the following parks/reserves

The following sources may have been consulted when the above list was compiled:
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