Laticauda saintgironsi   Cogger & Heatwole, 2005

Saint Giron's sea krait
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Reptilia | Squamata | Hydrophiidae

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Reef-associated; depth range 0 - 60 m (Ref. 75803).  Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-Pacific: Endemic to New Caledonia (Loyalty Islands).

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 109 cm SVL male/unsexed; (Ref. 75804); common length : 90.0 cm SVL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2352)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Widely spread in tropical reefs. Spends half of its lifetime on land but goes back to water to hunt for food. It then returns to small islets to digest its prey, mate and lay its eggs. Hard-bottom forager, targeting anguilliform fishes in cavities and burrows. Occupies the same trophic level as Laticauda laticaudata (Ref. 101687). This species exhibits a more dynamic and complex predator-prey relationship with an anguilliform fish, its prey. Many conger or moray eels captured by sea kraits are likely to retaliate and bite sea kraits (considering krait versus prey body size), increasing the risk of injury on the sea krait's end as prey size increases, thus imposing difficulty on actual feeding (Ref. 118210).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Bisby, F.A., Y.R. Roskov, T.M. Orrell, D. Nicolson, L.E. Paglinawan, N. Bailly, P.M. Kirk, T. Bourgoin and J. van Hertum (eds.). 2008. (Ref. 75097)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)

  Least Concern (LC) ; Date assessed: 15 February 2009

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless

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Mass conversion

Internet sources

BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(Publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | PubMed | Tree of Life | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Moderate vulnerability (36 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)