Laticauda schistorhynchus (katuali, flat-tail sea snake)
Description Katuali (Laticauda schystorhyncha) sea snake in Niue
Date 14 July 2006, 12:24
Source Sea Snake in Niue http://www.flickr.com/photos/96483949@N00/200682359/
Author fearlessRich http://www.flickr.com/people/96483949@N00
The katuali or flat-tail sea snake (Laticauda schistorhynchus) is a sea snake, related to the sea krait, found only in the waters of the Pacific Island nation of Niue. It grows up to 1 metre in length, and is highly venomous, making it one of the most dangerous creatures on the planet. Order: Squamata, Suborder: Serpentes, Family: Hydrophiidae, Genus: Laticauda, Species: Laticauda schistorhynchus (Schneider, 1799).