sea snake


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sea snake

n.
Any of various venomous aquatic snakes of the family Elapidae (or Hydrophiidae) that inhabit tropical waters of the Pacific and Indian Oceans and that bear live offspring.

sea snake

n
(Animals) any venomous snake of the family Hydrophiidae, of tropical seas, that swims by means of a laterally compressed oarlike tail

sea′ snake`


n.
any of several venomous marine snakes of the family Hydrophidae, having a finlike tail.
[1745–55]
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Noun1.sea snake - any of numerous venomous aquatic viviparous snakes having a fin-like tailsea snake - any of numerous venomous aquatic viviparous snakes having a fin-like tail; of warm littoral seas; feed on fish which they immobilize with quick-acting venom
ophidian, serpent, snake - limbless scaly elongate reptile; some are venomous
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A sea snake researcher at James Cook University, holds up a sea snake at Shark Bay in Australia.
A sea snake seen only in Taal Lake may find itself treading the path to extinction, like the 'tawilis,' unless actions are taken to address its dwindling population, conservationists said.
Lake Tegano is the largest lake in the Pacific, and its brackish water and smaller limestone islands are home to over twenty species of birds and a species of venomous snake known as Crocker's sea snake.
You won't find many mice in the sea so we wouldn't expect a sea snake to evolve venom that is more effective at killing mice than fish."
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A BRITISH man has died after being bitten by a sea snake while working on a trawler in Australia.
Craig Garraway, from St John Ambulance, told ABC News: "A trawler off Groote Eylandt had reported that one of their male crewmen had been bitten by a sea snake.
The 24,000 hectare Taal Lake Basin is famous for its charm and aquatic animals, the Hydrophis semperi, a freshwater sea snake, and the Sardinella tawilis, a freshwater sardine, both of which are the basis of local commercial fishing.
(AN photo by Sadiq) Zoltan Takacs with sea snake. Zoltan Takacs in Amazon camp.
AKI associated with bites of Russell's viper, [3,4] Saw-scaled Viper, [5] Puff Adder, [6] Pit Viper, [4] Sea snake [7] and Tiger snake.