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STOKES SEA SNAKE

STOKES SEA SNAKE

Stokes sea snake is one of the abundant and burly. This snake is large fangs of any deep-sea snake. These snake fangs are long enough to break a wet suit. Stokes sea snake is mid-ventral are enlarged to form a gap blackout on its bally. Stokes sea snake keel commonly broken up into two wart-like tubercles. Stokes sea snake is highly variable in color brown and black, often with board black dorsal cross bands or black rings on his body.

Stokes sea snake astral as deep as comprehensive nasals shorter than the forward, more than twice as long as the suture between the prefrontal’s forward longer than broad, as long as or slightly longer than its distance from the astral scale one pre- and two post oculars, 9 or 10 upper labials, fourth, fifth, and sixth catering the eye, if not divided to form a series of sub oculars two or three superposed frontal sequential no chin-shields. Stokes sea snake 39 to 47 scales round the neck and 48 to 53 round the middle of the body. Stokes sea snake ventral scales usually different only quite anterior, further back in pairs and not larger than the contiguous scales much imbrication keen. Stokes sea snake average length is 5 feet (1.5 meter).

Stokes sea snake graphics range is Pakistan, Sri Lanka, south China and Taiwan. This snake also lives in all waters of tropical Australia.

Stokes sea snake although violent with a poisonous bite, there are no informed human moralities accredited. Stokes sea snake is caught as by catch in fisheries, for example in prawn fisheries in Australia.

Stokes sea snake is one of the weightiest sea snake types, and an separate considering over 5 kilograms has been logged. Stokes sea snake feeds on fish which it pursuits among coral reefs. Stokes sea snake can live for up to 15 years. A viviparous types Stokes sea snakes gives birth to up to 20 live young.

Stokes Sea Snake Habits

Stokes sea snakes occasionally form traveling groups in the thousands, nomadic in meter-long slicks in the Passage of Malacca. They are oviparous, creating small broods of five young each mating season.

Stokes Sea Snake Taxonomy

Astoria stokes sea snake was first described and named as Hydras stokes by John Edward Gray in Appendix 3 to Volume 1 of John Lord Stokes’ 1846 Discoveries in Australia. Astoria stokes is currently the only member species in the monotonic genus Astoria. In 1972, McDowell resurrected the genus Wisteria and merged Astoria into it, although stokes lacks the Uranus pattern of venom gland muscle which typifies Wisteria, and differs from others in that genus by number of body vertebrae and heart position. Codger later refused to recognize the placement of stokes into Wisteria.

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