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  • Korean
    • 바다뱀
  • Scientific Names
    • Hydrophis platurus
    • Anguis platura
    • Hydrophis bicolor
    • Hydrophis bicolor alternans
    • Hydrophis bicolor sinuata
    • Hydrophis pelamis
    • Hydrophis platura
    • Hydrus bicolor
    • Hydrus platurus
    • Pelamis bicolor
    • Pelamis bicolor sinuata
    • Pelamis bicolor variegata
    • Pelamis ornata
    • Pelamis platura
    • Pelamis platuros
    • Pelamis platurus
    • Pelamis platyura
    • Pelamis schneideri
    • Pelamydrus platurus
  • English
    • Yellow-bellied Sea Snake
    • Pelagic Sea Snake
    • Yellowbelly Sea Snake
  • Seri
    • xepe ano cocázni
  • Spanish
    • culebra de mar
    • Serpiente marina pelágica
  • German
    • Plättchen-Seeschlange

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Yellow-bellied Sea Snake Hydrophis platurus

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January 11, 2017 02:19 AM +11

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Yellow-bellied Sea Snake Hydrophis platurus

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henicorhina

Date

April 15, 2004 11:10 PM COT

Description

Date and location approximate, but definitely in mid April 2004. Seen approximately 200 nautical miles west of Playa del Coco, Costa Rica

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Yellow-bellied Sea Snake Hydrophis platurus

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roberto42

Date

December 5, 2016 08:36 PM +06

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Yellow-bellied Sea Snake Hydrophis platurus

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aldozj

Date

October 1, 2016 02:03 PM CDT

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Yellow-bellied Sea Snake Hydrophis platurus

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sharkbait68

Date

November 15, 2015 07:56 AM AEDT

Description

Found stranded on Cronulla Beach, NSW. Released into ocean. Appeared disorientated.

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Yellow-bellied Sea Snake Hydrophis platurus

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alancrowe

Date

August 4, 2016 03:28 PM MDT

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Yellow-bellied Sea Snake Hydrophis platurus

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jonyboy20

Date

February 17, 2016 11:03 AM EST

Description

This variant is from the Gulfo Dulce in Osa Peninsula Costa Rica the only place you can the all yellow scale color

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Yellow-bellied Sea Snake Hydrophis platurus

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emmanuel

Date

April 9, 2007 09:21 AM MDT

Description

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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Yellow-bellied Sea Snake Hydrophis platurus

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emily_r

Date

May 15, 2016

Description

Reported in the Taranaki Daily News:

"Ten-year-old Lars Farrant was out walking his dogs with his parents on Sunday when the group came across the snake on Tapuae Estate Beach, just north of Oakura. "

http://www.stuff.co.nz/taranaki-daily-news/news/80010074/venomous-sea-snake-found-on-taranaki-beach-by-10yearold.html

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Yellow-bellied Sea Snake Hydrophis platurus

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brettbutler

Date

January 10, 2016

Place

Guanacaste (Google, OSM)

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Yellow-bellied Sea Snake Hydrophis platurus

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erik8

Date

March 23, 2016 06:52 AM CDT

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Yellow-bellied Sea Snake Hydrophis platurus

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sdnhm

Date

January 12, 2016 02:14 PM PST

Description

Photos taken at Scripps Institute of Oceanography
Weight : 90-100g
Total length: 642mm
SVL: 567mm
Tail length: 75mm

Adult male, head covered in algae.
In situ photo Credit: “Sean Carey, Lifeguard Captain, City of Coronado”

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Description from Wikipedia

Pelamis platura, commonly known as the yellow-bellied sea snake, yellowbelly sea snake, or pelagic sea snake, is a species of sea snake found in tropical oceanic waters around the world. It is the only member of the genus Pelamis.

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Conservation Summary

  • Globally
    Of least concern (LC) (Source: IUCN Red List)
    Source: IUCN 2010. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2010.4. http://www.iucnredlist.org/technical-documents/spatial-data. Downloaded March 2011.
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