Reptilia | Squamata
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Reef-associated; depth range 0 - 60 m (Ref. 75803). Tropical
Indo-Pacific: Endemic to New Caledonia (Loyalty Islands).
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 109 cm SVL male/unsexed; (Ref. 75804); common length : 90.0 cm SVL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2352)
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. Hard-bottom forager, targeting anguilliform fishes in cavities and burrows. Occupies the same trophic level as Laticauda laticaudata (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).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Bisby, F.A., Y.R. Roskov, T.M. Orrell, D. Nicolson, L.E. Paglinawan, N. Bailly, P.M. Kirk, T. Bourgoin and J. van Hertum (eds.). 2008. (Ref. 75097)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models
Moderate vulnerability (36 of 100)