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Shark Bay sea snake

Shark Bay sea snake (Aipysurus pooleorum)
Freycinet Estuary, Western Australia
Photo © Brad Maryan
Aipysurus pooleorum - L.A. Smith, 1974
Etymology  Aipysurus: 'high tail'.
pooleorum: after W. and W. Poole, Freemantle fishermen who collected many sea snake specimens.
Other names   
Total length
Species avg: 114 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


Shark Bay on the Mid West Western Australian coast. Some strays found as far south as Perth.

Found in the following Australian states/territories

Western Australia


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