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Pelamis platura   Linnaeus, 1766

Pelagic sea snake

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Reptilia | Squamata | Elapidae

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Pelagic; depth range 0 - 50 m (Ref. 2352).  Tropical; 85°N - 56°S (Ref. 356)

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

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)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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.

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

SAUP Database. 2006. (Ref. 356)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)

  Least Concern (LC) ; Date assessed: 15 February 2009

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses

Fisheries: of no interest
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BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(Publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | Gomexsi | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | PubMed | Tree of Life | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 21 - 29.1, mean 27.5 (based on 2282 cells).
Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
High vulnerability (55 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown