Hydrophis laboutei Rasmussen & Ineich, 2000



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Chitulia laboutei Rasmussen & Ineich, 2000


Conservation Status

Still extant?

IUCN RedList status: Data Deficient



Chesterfield Reefs, New Caledonia


Biology & Ecology




Only known from three specimens (Rasmussen, 2010; Rasmussen et al. 2014:354).






Original scientific description:

Rasmussen, A R. and Ineich, I. (2000). Sea snakes of New Calendonia and surrounding waters (Serpentes:Elapidae): first report on the occurrence of Lapemis curtus and description of a new species from the genus Hydrophis. Hamadryad 25(2): 91-99.


Other references:

Elfes, Cristiane T. et al. (2013). Fascinating and forgotten: the conservation status of marine elapid snakes. Herpetological Conservation and Biology 8(1): 37-52.

Ineich, Ivan. (2007). The sea snakes of New Caledonia (Elapidae: Hydrophiinae), pp. 403-410. In: Payri, C. E. and Richer de Forges, B. (eds.). Compendium of marine species of New Caledonia. Doc. Sci. Tech. II7, seconde édition, IRD Nouméa. [automatic download]

Rasmussen, A. (2010). Hydrophis laboutei. In: IUCN 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.2. ( Downloaded on 28 April 2012.

Rasmussen, Arne Redsted, Sanders, Kate Laura, Guinea, Michael L. and Amey, Andrew P. (2014). Sea snakes in Australian waters (Serpentes: subfamilies Hydrophiinae and Laticaudinae)—a review with an updated identification key. Zootaxa 3869(4): 351-371.

Regalado, Pedro Galán. (2015). Los Anfibios y Reptiles Extinguidos: Herpetofauna Desaparecida Desde el Año 1500. Monografías de la Universidade da Coruña 155: 1-509.


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