Stoke’s Sea Snake


Scientific name : Astrotia stokesii

Family : Hydrophiidae

Native to : Indo-pacific ocean

Interesting fact : These snakes sometimes swim in groups forming a line that is 10 feet wide and many miles long.

Conservation status : Least Concern

The stoke’s sea snake is quite heavy and stout for a sea snake. They are creamy snakes with broad crossbands and grow up to 2 metres long. This aggressive and venomous snake inhabits tropical seas, and is found in coral reefs and muddy waters at a depth of 10 metres. They forage among coral reefs and the sea floor, and feed on a variety of fish.

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