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Sea snakes in Australian waters (Serpentes: Subfamilies Hydrophiinae and Laticaudinae) - a review with an updated identification key

Rasmussen, Arne Redsted, Sanders, Kate Laura, Guinea, Michael L. and Amey, Andrew P. (2014). Sea snakes in Australian waters (Serpentes: Subfamilies Hydrophiinae and Laticaudinae) - a review with an updated identification key. Zootaxa,3869(4):351-371.

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Title Sea snakes in Australian waters (Serpentes: Subfamilies Hydrophiinae and Laticaudinae) - a review with an updated identification key
Author Rasmussen, Arne Redsted
Sanders, Kate Laura
Guinea, Michael L.
Amey, Andrew P.
Journal Name Zootaxa
Publication Date 2014
Volume Number 3869
Issue Number 4
ISSN 1175-5326   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Scopus ID 2-s2.0-84907494323
Start Page 351
End Page 371
Total Pages 21
Place of Publication New Zealand
Publisher Magnolia Press
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DIISR)
Abstract Sea snakes (Elapidae, subfamilies Hydrophiinae and Laticaudinae) reach high species richness in the South China Sea and in the Australian region; however, most countries in the two regions still lack up-to-date checklists and identification tools for these snakes. We present an updated reviewed checklist and a new complete identification key to sea snakes in Australian waters. The identification key includes 29 species documented and 4 possibly occurring taxa and is based mostly on easy-to-use external characters. We find no evidence for breeding populations of Laticauda in Australian waters, but include the genus on the list of possibly occurring taxa.
Keywords Biodiversity
Australian sea snake species
identification key
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3869.4.1   (check subscription with CDU E-Gateway service for CDU Staff and Students  check subscription with CDU E-Gateway in new window)
 
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