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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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Recent observations

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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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Yellow-bellied Sea Snake Hydrophis platurus

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natureinla

Date

October 15, 2015 06:00 PM PDT

Description

Observation and photo by Anna Iker, sent to NHM via Instagram, #natureinla.

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Yellow-bellied Sea Snake Hydrophis platurus

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seahull

Date

August 11, 2015

Description

Spotted floating about 10 to 30 feet offshore on the beach at Playa Ocotal in 1-3 feet of water. The snake was floating with its tail at the surface and the head and body were hanging nearly vertical, with slight movements. It seemed to be sick and did not move as I expected. I recorded a video with an underwater camera.

An hour later it was washing ashore, and I tried to pick it up with a stick. It did move its head, but was not capable of swimming. A dog approached and started to lunge at it, so I distracted the dog, and the snake was gone a few minutes later when I returned.

The next day, we spotted a dead yellow-bellied sea snake a few hundred yards east on the beach tangled and rotting in washed up roots. This was a smaller snake and had been dead several days.

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Yellow-bellied Sea Snake Hydrophis platurus

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ljefe

Date

October 16, 2015 01:47 PM PDT

Description

Brought in by a surfer who found it on Silver Strand beach in Oxnard, CA.

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Yellow-bellied Sea Snake Hydrophis platurus

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pliffgrieff

Date

December 7, 2014

Description

dead on the beach

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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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