Common name : Banded sea krait
Scientific name : Laticauda colubrina
Family : Elapidae
Native to : Eastern Indian Ocean and Western Pacific Ocean
Interesting fact : They have glands under the tongues that discard excess salt from the bodies.
Conservation status : Least Concern
With scales to move on land and lungs to breathe, and nostrils that can close under water and flattened tails for swimming, these snakes have the best of both worlds. They love the sea more and come out only to breed. Apt to their name, they are yellow-lipped, bluish-grey snakes with black bands along their bodies.