You are here » home search results Aipysurus mosaicus

Aipysurus mosaicus SANDERS, RASMUSSEN, ELMBERG, MUMPUNI, GUINEA, BLIAS, LEE & FRY, 2012

Can you confirm these amateur observations of Aipysurus mosaicus?

Add your own observation of
Aipysurus mosaicus »

We have no photos, try to find some by Google images search: Google images

Higher TaxaElapidae (Hydrophiinae), Colubroidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymAipysurus mosaicus SANDERS, RASMUSSEN, ELMBERG, MUMPUNI, GUINEA, BLIAS, LEE & FRY 2012
Aipysurus eydouxii (GRAY 1849) (part)
Aipysurus mosaicus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 23 
DistributionAustralia

Type locality: Gulf of Carpentaria near Weipa, Australia  
Reproductionviviparous. 
TypesHolotype: SAMA R65222. A small adult male collected in October 2000 by B.F. Fry. Tail tissue stored in ethanol in the ABTC-SAM.
Paratype. SAMA R23493. An adult female collected in the Gulf of Carpentaria, Australia. Tissue stored fro- zen in the ABTC-SAM. 
Comment 
EtymologyNamed from the Latin mosaicus in reference to the mosaic-like pattern of dark and light scales arranged in irregularly staggered cross-bands. We suggest the common name mosaic sea snake for this species. 
References
  • Cogger, H. G. 2014. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 7th ed. CSIRO Publishing, xxx + 1033 pp.
  • O’Shea, M. 2018. The Book of Snakes. Ivy Press / Quarto Publishing, London, - get paper here
  • RASMUSSEN, ARNE REDSTED; KATE LAURA SANDERS, MICHAEL L. GUINEA & ANDREW P. AMEY 2014. Sea snakes in Australian waters (Serpentes: subfamilies Hydrophiinae and Laticaudinae)—a review with an updated identification key. Zootaxa 3869 (4): 351–371 - get paper here
  • SANDERS, KATE L.; ARNE R. RASMUSSEN, JOHAN ELMBERG, MUMPUNI, MICHAEL GUINEA, PETER BLIAS, MICHAEL S.Y. LEE & BRYAN G. FRY 2012. Aipysurus mosaicus, a new species of egg-eating sea snake (Elapidae: Hydrophiinae), with a redescription of Aipysurus eydouxii (Gray, 1849). Zootaxa 3431: 1–18 - get paper here
  • Wallach, Van; Kenneth L. Williams , Jeff Boundy 2014. Snakes of the World: A Catalogue of Living and Extinct Species. [type catalogue] Taylor and Francis, CRC Press, 1237 pp.
 
External links  
Is it interesting? Share with others:

As link to this species use URL address:

http://reptile-database.reptarium.cz/species?genus=Aipysurus&species=mosaicus

without field 'search_param'. Field 'search_param' is used for browsing search result.



Please submit feedback about this entry to the curator