Short-nosed Seasnake  |  

Aipysurus apraefrontalis

Status: Critically Endangered on the EPBC Act list

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Image: Nigel Marsh

Aipysurus apraefrontalis, Family Hydrophiidae, also known as the Short-nosed Sea Snake is a small snake that grows up to 108 cm in length. The species is viviparous and slender with a small head and pointed snout. The species is dark brown to purplish-brown above with scattered faint brownish-white bands, broadest across the back or with conspicuous bands and white spots scattered mainly on the lower flanks. The head scales are enlarged and body scales are smooth with an extensive free margin whereby sometimes only half of the scale is attached.

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  • IUCN Red List Assessment Aipysurus apraefrontalis

    This species is on the IUCN Red List