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Colubrine Sea Krait,Yellow Lipped Sea Krait, Banded Sea Krait

Laticauda colubrina

Description:

Black and light "blue" banded snake. Lighter on the belly and at the tail the bands were connected. This was not such a big one (juvenile?) about 60 cm maybe. (didn't measure it :-)) What was interesting is that one of his bands (nr5 from the head down ) was not the whole way round. (see picture 4 ) I could not really see its lips (if they were yellow) as it kept on sticking its head in the coral looking for something to eat.

Habitat:

Koh Racha Yai, Andaman Sea, Phuket, Thailand

Notes:

I am going to keep a look out for this Banded Krait especially now it is so easy to regognise.

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1 Comment

AdamBT
AdamBT 7 years ago

Nice find!!

Muckpuk
Spotted by
Muckpuk

ภูเก็ต, Ko Phuket#phuket, Thailand

Spotted on Mar 31, 2013
Submitted on Apr 2, 2013

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