Reptilia | Squamata
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Reef-associated; depth range 0 - 30 m (Ref. 78651). Tropical; 26°N - 58°S (Ref. 356)
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?, range 71 - 138 cm Max length : 160 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 801)
Heavily built with big head. Color varies from uniform white to dark gray to almost black with occasional dark ocelli or pale reticulate pattern on lower body. Sub-adults with indistinct transverse pale blotches with dark centers along the vertebral line. Two alternating series of blotches on the lower lateral surface and mid-ventral line (Ref. 2357). Fangs may be 0.7 cm long (Ref. 88063).
Occurs in coastal areas. Ovoviviparous. Feeds on fish (Ref. 801).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
SAUP Database. 2006. (Ref. 356)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of no interest
| FishSource |
Estimates of some properties based on models
): 24.8 - 29.2, mean 28.5 (based on 3072 cells).
High vulnerability (58 of 100)