Report on occurrence of Yellow Sea Snake Hydrophis spiralis off Kerala coast

Jeyabaskaran, R and Lavanya, S and Bose, John and Vysakhan, P and John, Seban and Prema, D and Kripa, V (2015) Report on occurrence of Yellow Sea Snake Hydrophis spiralis off Kerala coast. Marine Fisheries Information Service; Technical and Extension Series (226). pp. 13-14. ISSN 0254-380 X

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    Abstract

    Sea snakes play an important role in the marine food web and studies on their diversity and distribution are very limited in India. Globally, 70 species of sea snakes have been reported under the family Elapidae which is divided into two subfamilies (i) Laticaudinae and (ii) Hydrophiinae. Sea snakes belonging to the subfamily Hydrophiinae are considered as ‘true sea snakes’ with 62 species which are viviparous (give birth to live young at sea). Laticaudinae sea snakes called the ‘sea kraits’ have 8 species and are oviparous. They come to the land for mating and to lay eggs.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Yellow Sea Snake; Hydrophis spiralis
    Subjects: Reptile
    Divisions: CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Environment
    Subject Area > CMFRI > CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Environment
    CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Environment
    Subject Area > CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Environment
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 09 Aug 2016 04:34
    Last Modified: 09 Aug 2016 04:34
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/10967

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