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Olive-brown seasnake

Olive-brown seasnake

Blotcheye soldierfish

Blotcheye soldierfish

Hawaiian squirrelfish

Hawaiian squirrelfish

Blackbelt hogfish

Blackbelt hogfish

Emperor angelfish

Emperor angelfish

Powderblue surgeonfish

Powderblue surgeonfish

Azure damselfish

Azure damselfish

Sunburst butterflyfish

Sunburst butterflyfish

Clown coris

Clown coris

Moorish idol

Moorish idol

Spotted surgeonfish

Spotted surgeonfish

Clown coris

Clown coris

Blue-spotted stingray

Blue-spotted stingray

Olive-brown seasnake

Olive-brown seasnake

Facts

LatinAipysurus laevis
Size200 cm
FoodFish and crustaceans
HabitatCoral reefs
IUCN

Least concern

LocationThe Western Indo-Pacific region between Indonesia and Australia
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A life in water

The sea snake is streamlined. The tail has the shape of an oar and the body is oval. Therefore the sea snake is a good swimmer.

Shed their slough often

The sea snake shed its slough every second week. In this way it avoids to become overgrown with algae. Snakes on land shed their slough every 6 weeks.

Lethal toxic

The sea snake is one of the world's most venomous snakes. The prey dies immediately after a bite, and therefore is does not have time to disappear into one of the many caves in the coral reef. The venom in the bite is strong enough to kill several people. The olive brown sea snake’s venom paralyzes the muscles and the breathing.


Common octopus

Cuttlefish

Seadragons

The small mouths

The pier

Coral reef

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