Close-up of a banded sea krait

Banded sea krait

Banded sea kraits are venomous sea snakes, but are generally not aggressive and therefore don't necessarily pose a danger to divers. Although they feed in the sea, they return to land to mate.

Scientific name: Laticauda colubrina

Rank: Species

Common names:

  • Colubrine sea krait,
  • Yellow-lipped sea krait

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Map showing the distribution of the Banded sea krait taxa

Species range provided by WWF's Wildfinder.

The Banded sea krait can be found in a number of locations including: Great Barrier Reef. Find out more about these places and what else lives there.


The following habitats are found across the Banded sea krait distribution range. Find out more about these environments, what it takes to live there and what else inhabits them.


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Additional data source: Animal Diversity Web

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