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Short-nosed sea snake

short-nosed sea snake (Aipysurus apraefrontalis)
Exmouth Gulf, Western Australia
Photo © Brad Maryan
Aipysurus apraefrontalis - Smith, 1926
Etymology  Aipysurus: 'high tail'.
apraefrontalis: 'prefrontal scale-lacking'.
Other names   
Total length
Species avg: 100 cm
Litter size
Length and clutch size information comes from a variety of sources, but primarily from Shine (1991) and Cogger (2000).
Description Distribution Natural history Conservation Further information More photos


North-west coast, from Exmouth to Ashmore reef, extending northwest to the Timor Sea.

Found in the following Australian states/territories

Western Australia, 200 m bathymetric


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