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Hook-nosed sea snake      Highly venomous sea snake from Indo-pacific oceans. My first sea snake.. We rescued it to shore as it was trapped in super dry and hot sand (it might&#039;ve came ashore during high tide ). It was trying so hard to move but their body is not meant for land or such dry and hot sand.   <br />
     We took it to the shore line.. It must be in heat shock as it took 15-20 mins for it to get to its normal body movements. We were happy to this awesome snake swimming..  70-300mm,D5200,Enhydrina schistosa,Fauna,Incredible India,IncredibleIndia,India,Macro,Maharashtra,Nikon,NikonD5200,Tamron,abhitap,herp,herping,hook-nosed,kokan,marine,ratnagiri,sea Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Hook-nosed sea snake

Highly venomous sea snake from Indo-pacific oceans. My first sea snake.. We rescued it to shore as it was trapped in super dry and hot sand (it might've came ashore during high tide ). It was trying so hard to move but their body is not meant for land or such dry and hot sand.
We took it to the shore line.. It must be in heat shock as it took 15-20 mins for it to get to its normal body movements. We were happy to this awesome snake swimming..

    comments (5)

  1. http://www.indiansnakes.org/content/hook-nosed-sea-snake

    manual species request
    Posted 3 years ago
  2. Ferdy, could you change the name of the species Enhydrina schistosa identified here to Hydrophis schistosus.
    http://www.catalogueoflife.org/col/details/species/id/430fd5092b9f0d9705b43e4d38fb7016/synonym/bc3e7d8415c3bfa11e0e9d20ac678dfd
    Posted 3 years ago
    1. Done! Posted 3 years ago
  3. A truly spectacular species intro, thank you so much for sharing this and for taking care of it. Posted 3 years ago
    1. Thanks :-) Posted 3 years ago

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Hydrophis schistosus (formerly known as Enhydrina schistosa), commonly known as the beaked sea snake, hook-nosed sea snake, common sea snake, or the Valakadyn sea snake, is a highly venomous species of sea snake common throughout the tropical Indo-Pacific. This species is implicated in more than 50% of all bites caused by sea snakes, as well as the majority of envenomings and fatalities.

Similar species: Scaled Reptiles
Species identified by abhitap
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By abhitap

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Uploaded Jan 15, 2016. Captured Nov 2, 2015 10:52 in Unnamed Road, Kelshi, Maharashtra 415717, India.
  • NIKON D5200
  • f/11.0
  • 1/2s
  • ISO320
  • 185mm