Snakes of
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General remarks: The list includes only formally described species. Newly discovered, but still unnamed species are excluded. However, unnamed species or species unassigned to species level are included, if they are the only representatives of their genus in the region. Species counts exclude extinct and introduced species. Doubtful records, typically older voucher specimens of uncertain origin, have been excluded if considered questionable, as are records based on sources considered unreliable.
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Snakes (Serpentes)
= endemicEX = extinct or assumed extinct

 Family Elapidae [part 2: marine species] (Sea Snakes)
Genus Hydrophis (Typical Sea Snakes)
Hydrophis platurus

Yellow-bellied Sea Snake

Cogger in Dunson (ed.) 1975 David & Ineich 1999 Ineich 1988 Jewell 2008 Robb 1980 Smith 1926
Genus Laticauda (Sea Kraits)
Laticauda colubrina

Yellow-lipped Sea Krait

Cogger in Dunson (ed.) 1975 Gill & Whitaker 2014 Heatwole, Busack & Cogger 2005 Jewell 2008 Kharin, Rödel & Hallermann 2010 Robb 1980 Smith 1926
Laticauda laticaudata

Blue-lipped Sea Krait

Gill & Whitaker 2014 Robb 1980
Laticauda saintgironsi

New Caledonian Sea Krait

Gill & Whitaker 2014