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Hydrophis nigrocinctus Daudin, 1803

Daudin's Sea Snake, Wall's Sea Snake (by synonymy)

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Disteira nigrocincta Daudin, 1803; Hydrophis walli Kharin, 1989; Disteira walli Kharin, 1989

 

Conservation Status

Last record: 1943

IUCN RedList status: Data Deficient

 

Distribution

Bay of Bengal, India

 

Biology & Ecology

 

 

Hypodigm

Voris (1975) examined to specimens:

BM 64.4.7.6
BM 1908.6.23.87

The holotype of Hydrophis walli also now is included in the hypodigm since it is a junior synonym of Hydrophis nigrocinctus.

 

Media

 

 

References

Kharin, V. E. (1989). A new sea snake species of the genus Disteria (Serpentes, Hydrophoriidae) from the waters of the Malay Archipelago. Vestnik Zoologii 1: 29-32.

Rasmussen, Arnee. (2010). Hydrophis walli. In: IUCN 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.2. (https://www.iucnredlist.org). Downloaded on 28 April 2012.

Rasmussen, Arnee & Lobo, A. (2010). Hydrophis nigrocinctus. In: IUCN 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.2. (https://www.iucnredlist.org). Downloaded on 28 April 2012.

Rasmussen, Arne R., Ineich, Ivan, Elmberg, Johan and McCarthy, Colin. (2011). Status of the Asiatic Sea Snakes of the Hydrophis nigrocinctus group (H. nigrocinctus, H. hendersoni, and H. walli; Elapidae, Hydrophiinae). Amphibia-Reptilia 32(4): 459-464. [Abstract]

Smith, M. A. (1926). Monograph of the Sea Snakes (Hydrophiidae). London: British Museum (Natural History), 130 pp.

Smith, M. A. (1943). The Fauna of British India, Ceylon and Burma, including the whole of the Indo-Chinese region. Vol. III. Serpentes. London: Taylor & Francis.

Voris, Harold K. (1975). Dermal Scale-Vertebra Relationships in Sea Snakes (Hydrophiidae). Copeia 1975(4): 746-757.

 

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