Reptilia | Squamata
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Pelagic; depth range 0 - 50 m (Ref. 2352). Tropical; 85°N - 56°S (Ref. 356)
Indo-Pacific and the Mediterranean Sea.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 113 cm SVL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2352); common length : 90.0 cm SVL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2352)
Minimum depth from Ref. 98471. Pelagic (Ref. 122680). Lives near surface (Ref. 801) in the open ocean away from coasts and reefs but may be found in shallow inshore waters (Ref. 122680) and occasionally in intertidal areas (Ref. 98471). Dives to depths of 15 m and are often found around flotsam or debris (Ref. 122680). Exclusively feeds on fish, foraging only up to a depth of 2 m. Sole marine snake not associated with the benthic community (Ref. 98471).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
This species gives birth to 2 to 8 offspring.
SAUP Database. 2006. (Ref. 356)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of no interest
| FishSource |
Estimates of some properties based on models
): 21 - 29.1, mean 27.5 (based on 2282 cells).
High vulnerability (55 of 100)