Cobras kraits seasnakes death adders and relatives

(Elapidae)

Class Reptilia Order Squamata Suborder Serpentes Family Elapidae

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Small to large venomous snakes

Size

Number of genera, species

60 genera; more than 300 species

Habitat

Highly variable depending on species; desert, savanna, rainforest, fully arboreal to fully marine

Conservation status

Vulnerable: 7 species; Lower Risk/Near Threatened: 2 species

Distribution

Southern United States to Central and South America, Africa, Asia, Australia, and the Pacific and Indian Oceans

Distribution

Southern United States to Central and South America, Africa, Asia, Australia, and the Pacific and Indian Oceans

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