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Ornate reef sea snake

In Thai: งูแสมรังหางขาว

Binomial name: Hydrophis ornatus, John Edward Gray, 1842

Hydrophis ornatus, commonly known as the ornate reef sea snake, is a species of venomous sea snake in the family Elapidae.

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Scientific classification

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

Common names

  • English:
    • Ornate feef sea snake
    • Reef sea snake
  • Thai: งูแสมรังหางขาว

Subspecies

  • Hydrophis ornatus godeffroyi, Wilhelm Karl Hartwich Peters, 1873

  • Hydrophis ornatus maresinensis, Myron Budd Mittleman, 1947

  • Hydrophis ornatus ocellatus, John Edward Gray, 1849

  • Hydrophis ornatus ornatus, John Edward Gray, 1842

Synonyms

  • Chitulia ornata, Tanya Chan-Ard et al. (2015)
  • Chitulia ornata, Van Stanley Bartholomew Wallach et al. (2014)
  • Chitulia (Chitulia) ocellata, Vladimir Emelyanovich Kharin (2012)
  • Hydrophis ornatus, K.L. Sanders et al. (2012)
  • Chitulia ornata, Vladimir Emelyanovich Kharin & Irina B. Dotsenko (2012)
  • Hydrophis ornata, Arne Redsted Rasmussen et al. (2011)
  • Hydrophis ornatus, S. Wilson & G. Swan (2010)
  • Hydrophis ornatus ornatus, Nguyen Van Sang et al. (2009)
  • Hydrophis ornatus ocellatus, Nguyen Van Sang et al. (2009)
  • Hydrophis ornatus maresianus, Nguyen Van Sang et al. (2009)
  • Hydrophis ornatus godeffroyi, Nguyen Van Sang et al. (2009)
  • Hydrophis ornatus, Nguyen Van Sang et al. (2009)
  • Chitulia ornata ocellata, Vladimir Emelyanovich Kharin (2005)
  • Chitulia ornata, Vladimir Emelyanovich Kharin (2005)
  • Hydrophis ornatus maresinensis, Richard C Goris & Norio Maeda (2004)
  • Hydrophis ornatus, Harold Cogger (2000)
  • Hydrophis ocellatus, Harold Heatwole (1999)
  • Hydrophis ornatus, John C. Murphy & Merel J. Cox & Harold K. Voris (1999)
  • Hydrophis ornatus ocellatus, Mark O'Shea (1996)
  • Aturia ocellata, Kenneth R. G. Welch (1994)
  • Aturia ornata, Kenneth R. G. Welch (1994)
  • Hydrophis ornatus, Tamiya et al. (1983)
  • Hydrophis ornatus maresinensis, Myron Budd Mittleman (1947)
  • Hydrophis ornatus, Malcolm Arthur Smith (1943)
  • Hydrophis inornatus, Malcolm Arthur Smith (1926)
  • Disteira ornata, Edward Harrison Taylor (1922)
  • Hydrophis lamberti, Malcolm Arthur Smith (1917)
  • Distira mjobergi, Axel Johan Einar Lönnberg & Lars Gabriel Andersson (1913)
  • Disteira godeffroyi, Leonhard Hess Stejneger (1907)
  • Distira andamanica, Nelson Annandale (1905)
  • Distira ornata, George Albert Boulenger (1896)
  • Distira godeffroyi, George Albert Boulenger (1896)
  • Distira ornata, George Albert Boulenger (1890)
  • Hydrophis ellioti, George Albert Boulenger (1887)
  • Hydrophis godeffroyi, Wilhelm Karl Hartwich Peters (1873)
  • Hydrophis ornatus godeffroyi, Wilhelm Karl Hartwich Peters (1873)
  • Hydrophis ornata, Albert Charles Lewis Günther (1864)
  • Hydrophis ellioti, Albert Charles Lewis Günther (1864)
  • Hydrophis laevis, Christian Frederik Lütken (1863)
  • Hydrophis ornata, Albert Charles Lewis Günther (1860)
  • Hydrophis ocellata, John Edward Gray (1849)
  • Hydrophis ornatus ocellatus, John Edward Gray (1849)
  • Hydrophis ornatus ocellata, John Edward Gray (1849)
  • Hydrophis ornatus ornatus, John Edward Gray (1842)
  • Aturia ornata, John Edward Gray (1842)

Range Map

Distribution map of Ornate reef sea snake, Hydrophis ornatus in Thailand
  • Bangkok Coast
  • Chonburi Coast
  • Narathiwat Coast
  • Phuket Coast
  • Ranong Coast
  • Satun Coast
  • Surat Thani Coast
Range map of Hydrophis ornatus in Thailand