Emydocephalus annulatus Krefft, 1869, Loyalty Islands.
OTHER COMMON NAMES
This species has an average length of approximately 30 in (75 cm). It is highly variable in color and pattern, ranging from a strong pattern with light and dark bands to almost uniform black or gray.
Warm tropical waters of Australia. HABITAT
This species is found in shallow coral reefs.
The turtle-headed seasnake lives in very high densities on some reefs.
FEEDING ECOLOGY AND DIET
This seasnake specializes on egg masses of fishes, particularly the eggs of small gobies and blennies.
This species is live-bearing, but little else is known about its reproduction.
CONSERVATION STATUS Not threatened.
SIGNIFICANCE TO HUMANS
This species is venomous but of little threat to humans. ♦
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