Yellow-bellied sea snake (Pelamis platura)
|Also known as:||pelagic sea snake|
|French:||Serpent Marin Jaune|
|Spanish:||Serpiente Marina Amarilla|
- The yellow-bellied sea snake is the most widely distributed sea snake species, found in the warm waters of the Pacific and Indian oceans.
- Unlike most other sea snakes, the yellow-bellied sea snake is found in open ocean where it feeds exclusively on fish.
- The female yellow-bellied sea snake is much larger than the male, and can grow up to one metre in length.
- Large groups of yellow-bellied sea snakes are sometimes seen around collections of floating debris in the water.
The yellow-bellied sea snake has not yet been assessed by the IUCN
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ITIS (February, 2009)