Species of Thailand

Russell's sea snake

Hydrophis obscurus, François Marie Daudin, 1803

(In Thai: งูแสมรังระนอง, ngu saem rang Ranong)

Hydrophis obscurus, commonly known as Russell's sea snake, is a species of venomous sea snake in the family Elapidae.

Distribution

It is found in the Indian Ocean (Sri Lanka, India, Myanmar Burma, Bangladesh).

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Scientific classification

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

Common names

  • English:
    • Russell's sea snake
    • Daudin's sea snake
    • Estuarine sea snake
  • Thai: งูแสมรังระนอง, ngu saem rang Ranong

Synonyms

  • Hydrophis obscurus, Van Stanley Bartholomew Wallach et al. (2014)
  • Hydrophis obscurus, K.L. Sanders et al. (2013)
  • Hydrophis obscura, T.S.N. Murthy (2010)
  • Hydrophis (Hydrophis) obscurus, Vladimir Emelyanovich Kharin (2004)
  • Hydrophis obscurus, Alan E. Leviton et al. (2003)
  • Hydrophis obscura, Indraneil Das (1996)
  • Hydrophis obscurus, Kenneth R. G. Welch (1994)
  • Hydrophis obscurus, Malcolm Arthur Smith (1943)
  • Porrecticollis obscurus, Frank Wall (1921)
  • Hydrophis coronata, John Anderson (1871)

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Photos

No photo for this species yet

Range Map

Distribution map of Russell's sea snake, Hydrophis obscurus in Thailand
  • Krabi Coast
  • Phang-Nga Coast
  • Phuket Coast
  • Ranong Coast
Range map of Hydrophis obscurus in Thailand

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