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Turtle-headed sea snake

turtle-headed sea snake (Emydocephalus annulatus)
Shark Bay, Western Australia
Photo © Brad Maryan
Emydocephalus annulatus - Krefft, 1869
Etymology  Emydocephalus: 'turtle head'.
annulatus: 'ringed'.
Other names   
Total length
Species avg: 90 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


Found in the following Australian states/territories

Queensland, Northern Territory, Western Australia, 200 m bathymetric


Recorded from the following parks/reserves

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