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Small-headed sea snake

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Hydrophis macdowelli - Kharin, 1983
Pronunciation  hi-DROH-fiss  
Etymology  Hydrophis: 'water snake'.
macdowelli: after J. B. McDowell, American herpetologist. Note: the species name appears to have been misspelt in the original description, but the misspelt name is the official name
Other names  Hydrophis mcdowelli 
 
Total length
Species avg: 80 cm
Reproduction
Live-bearing
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

Range

Found in the following Australian states/territories

200 m bathymetric, 200 mile fishing zone

Habitat

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