Hydrophis

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Hydrophis
Hydrophis - Brehms.jpg
Annulated sea snake, H. cyanocinctus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Elapidae
Subfamily: Hydrophiinae
Genus: Hydrophis
Latreille In Sonnini & Latreille, 1801
Species

35, See text

Hydrophis is a genus of sea snakes. They are typically found in Indo-Australian and Southeast Asian waters. Currently, around 35 species are recognized.[1]

Systematics and classification[edit]

There are more than 30 recognized species in the genus Hydrophis.[1]

Species Authority Subsp.* Common name Geographic range
H. atriceps Günther, 1864 0 Black-headed Sea Snake
H. belcheri (Gray, 1849) 0 Sea Snake Queensland and New Terriitories, Australia
H. bituberculatus Peters, 1873 0
H. brooki Günther, 1872 0
H. caerulescens (Shaw, 1802) 0 Dwarf Sea Snake Queensland, Australia
H. cantoris Günther, 1864 0
H. coggeri (Kharin, 1984) 0 Slender-necked Sea Snake Western Australia
H. cyanocinctus Daudin, 1803 0
H. czeblukovi (Kharin, 1984) 0
H. donaldi[2] (2012) Northern Australia
H. elegans (Gray, 1842) 0 Elegant Sea Snake
H. fasciatus (Schneider, 1799) 0
H. gracilis (Shaw, 1802) 0
H. inornatus (Gray, 1849) 0 Plain Sea Snake Western Australia
H. kingii Boulenger, 1896 0
H. klossi Boulenger, 1912 0
H. lamberti M.A. Smith, 1917 0
H. lapemoides (Gray, 1849) 0
H. macdowelli Kharin, 1983 0 Small-headed Sea Snake Western Australia
H. major (Shaw, 1802) 0
H. mamillaris (Daudin, 1803) 0
H. melanocephalus Gray, 1849 0 Sea Snake
H. melanosoma Günther, 1864 0 Black-banded Robust Sea Snake
H. nigrocinctus Daudin, 1803 0
H. obscurus Daudin, 1803 0
H. ornatus (Gray, 1842) 1 Sea Snake
H. pacificus Boulenger, 1896 0 Large-headed Sea Snake
H. parviceps M.A. Smith, 1935 0
H. semperi Garman, 1881 0 Lake Taal, Philippines
H. sibauensis Rasmussen et al., 2001 0
H. spiralis (Shaw, 1802) 0 Yellow Sea Snake
H. stricticollis Günther, 1864 0
H. torquatus Günther, 1864 2
H. vorisi Kharin, 1984 0 Sea Snake Torres Strait, Queensland
H. walli (Kharin, 1989) 0

[3] *) Not including the nominate subspecies (typical form).

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