Species of Thailand

Ornate reef sea snake

Hydrophis ornatus, John Edward Gray, 1842

(In Thai: งูแสมรังหางขาว)

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)

Photos

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Hydrophis ornatus

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

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