Enhydrina schistosa (beaked sea snake)
Description Enhydrina valakadyn , Enhydrina schistosa
Source Rooij, Nelly de 1917 Reptiles of the Indo-Australian archipelago. E J Brill
Author Nelly de Rooij
Enhydrina schistosa, commonly known as the beaked sea snake,, hook-nosed sea snake, common sea snake, or the Valakadyn sea snake, is a highly venomous species of sea snake common throughout the tropical Indo-Pacific. This species is implicated in more than 50% of all bites caused by sea snakes, as well as the majority of envenomings and fatalities. It is found in the Arabian Sea and Persian Gulf (off Oman), south of the Seychelles and Madagascar, the seas off South Asia (Pakistan, India and Bangladesh), Southeast Asia (Myanmar (formerly Burma), Thailand, Vietnam). Order: Squamata, Suborder: Serpentes, Family: Elapidae, Subfamily: Hydrophiinae, Genus: Enhydrina, Species: Enhydrina schistosa (Daudin, 1803).