annulated sea snake, blue-banded sea snake (Hydrophis cyanocinctus)
Image from Brehms Tierleben, 2nd Ed. 1882-1887.
The annulated sea snake or blue-banded sea snake (Hydrophis cyanocinctus) is a species of venomous sea snake in the family Elapidae. Hydrophis cyanocinctus is found in the Indian Ocean and the marine waters around Korea, Japan, Solomon Islands, South China Sea, East China Sea, coastal regions of Shandong and Liaoning (China) coasts of Persian Gulf, east through South Asia until New Guinea. Order: Squamata, Suborder: Serpentes, Family: Elapidae, Subfamily: Hydrophiinae, Genus: Hydrophis, Species: Hydrophis cyanocinctus Daudin, 1803.
Distira cyanocincta - F. Werner, 1895
Leioselasma cyanocincta - Wall, 1921