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Aipysurus laevis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Elapidae
Genus: Aipysurus
Lacépède, 1804
Common names: (none).

Aipysurus is a genus of venomous sea snakes found in warm seas from the Indian Ocean to the Pacific Ocean. Currently, 7 species are recognized.[1]


Species[1] Authority[1] Subsp.*[1] Common name Geographic range
A. apraefrontalis M.A. Smith, 1926 0
A. duboisii Bavay, 1869 0 Dubois' seasnake
A. eydouxii (Gray, 1849) 0 Spine-tailed seasnake
A. foliosquama M. A. Smith, 1926 0 Leaf-scaled sea snake
A. fuscus (Tschudi, 1837) 0
A. laevis Lacépède, 1804 1 Olive sea snake
A. tenuis Lonnberg & Andersson, 1913 0

*) Not including the nominate subspecies (typical form).

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  1. ^ a b c d "Aipysurus". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 20 September 2007. 

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