Reptilia | Squamata
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Demersal; depth range 6 - 40 m (Ref. 356). Tropical; 41°N - 58°S (Ref. 356)
Indo-West Pacific, Northwest Atlantic, and the Mediterranean Sea: Indo-Malayan Archipelago.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 136 cm SVL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2352)
Minimum depth from Ref. 101690. Widely spread in tropical reefs. Spends half of its lifetime on land but goes back to water to hunt for food. It then returns to small islets to digest its prey, mate and lay its eggs. Soft-bottom forager, targeting anguilliform fishes in cavities and burrows. Occupies the same trophic level as Laticauda saintgironsi (Ref. 101687). This species exhibits a more dynamic and complex predator-prey relationship with an anguilliform fish, its prey. Many conger or moray eels captured by sea kraits are likely to retaliate and bite sea kraits (considering krait versus prey body size), increasing the risk of injury on the sea krait's end as prey size increases, thus imposing difficulty on actual feeding (Ref. 118210). Migrates on land to reproduce (Ref. 2352).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Migrates on land to reproduce.
SAUP Database. 2006. (Ref. 356)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models
): 23 - 29.1, mean 28.1 (based on 1450 cells).