Aipysurus laevis Lacepede, 1804, Arafura Sea.
OTHER COMMON NAMES
This species has an average length of 47-79 in (1.2-2 m). One of the largest of the fully marine seasnakes, it is thick bodied and highly variable in color and pattern, ranging from light brown to dark with speckles.
Warm tropical waters of northern Australia and New Guinea. HABITAT
This species inhabits coral reefs.
This seasnake is unusually curious. Many scuba divers and snorkelers have experienced close encounters with olive seasnakes.
FEEDING ECOLOGY AND DIET
Olive seasnakes eat a wide variety of fish.
This live-bearing snake gives birth to two to six young.
SIGNIFICANCE TO HUMANS
Because of curiosity, abundance, and large size, the olive seasnake is considered dangerous to humans. ♦
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