Species of Thailand

Brook's sea snake

Hydrophis brookii, Albert Charles Lewis Günther, 1872

(In Thai: งูแสมรังท้องเหลือง, ngu saem rang thong leuang)

Hydrophis brookii is a species of venomous sea snake.

Etymology

The specific name, brookii, is in honor of British adventurer James Brooke.

Geographic range

H. brookii is found in the Indian Ocean (Malaysia, Vietnam, western Indonesia: Sumatra, Java, Kalimantan) and the Gulf of Thailand.

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Scientific classification

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Subphylum
Vertebrata
Class
Reptilia
Order
Squamata
Suborder
Serpentes
Family
Elapidae
Genus
Hydrophis
Species
Hydrophis brookii

Common names

  • English: Brook's sea snake
  • Thai: งูแสมรังท้องเหลือง, ngu saem rang thong leuang

Synonyms

  • Hydrophis brookii, Van Stanley Bartholomew Wallach et al. (2014)
  • Hydrophis brookii, Arne Redsted Rasmussen et al. (2011)
  • Hydrophis (Hydrophis) brookii, Vladimir Emelyanovich Kharin (2004)
  • Hydrophis brookei, John C. Murphy & Merel J. Cox & Harold K. Voris (1999)
  • Hydrophis brookii, Kenneth R. G. Welch (1994)
  • Hydrophis brookei, Malcolm Arthur Smith (1943)
  • Hydrophis brookei, Nelly de Rooij (1917)
  • Hydrophis consobrinus, Malcolm Arthur Smith (1917)
  • Hydrophis brookii, Albert Charles Lewis Günther (1872)
  • Hydrophis brookei, Albert Charles Lewis Günther (1872)

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Photos

No photo for this species yet

Range Map

Distribution map of Brook's sea snake, Hydrophis brookii in Thailand
  • Krabi Coast
  • Nakhon Si Thammarat Coast
  • Narathiwat Coast
  • Pattani Coast
  • Phuket Coast
  • Satun Coast
  • Songkhla Coast
  • Surat Thani Coast
  • Trang Coast
Range map of Hydrophis brookii in Thailand

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