Sea kraits are a genus of sea snakes which contains eight species. They have an extremely potent venom, calculated to be ten times as lethal as that of the king cobra. Some species have bold stripes to advertise the fact that they are dangerous.
Scientific name: Laticauda
The shading illustrates the diversity of this group - the darker the colour the greater the number of species. Data provided by WWF's Wildfinder.
Laticauda is a genus of snakes from the subfamily Hydrophiinae. Laticauda species are the least adapted to sea life of all the members of Hydrophiinae; they retain the wide ventral scales typical of terrestrial snakes and have poorly developed tail fins. They are adapted to living on land and in shallow seas.
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