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Aipysurus tenuis LÖNNBERG & ANDERSSON, 1913

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Higher TaxaElapidae (Hydrophiinae), Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common NamesArafura Sea Snake 
SynonymAipysurus tenuis LÖNNBERG & ANDERSSON 1913: 13
Aipysurus tenuis — COGGER 1983: 244
Aipysurus tenuis — COGGER 2000: 704
Oceanius tenuis
Aipysurus tenuis — WILSON & SWAN 2010
Aipysurus tenuis — WALLACH et al. 2014: 23 
DistributionAustralia (West Australia), Arafura Sea.

Type locality: Cape Jaubert, near Broome, W. A. Map legend:
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TypesSyntypes: NRM (NHRM) 2400 (3 specimens) 

Max size: 1020 mm (880 mm SVL) [Smith 1926]

Habitat: marine. 
  • Cogger, H. G. 1975. The sea snakes of Australia and New Guinea. pp. 59-139 in Dunson, W. (ed. ) The Biology of Sea Snakes. Baltimore: University Park Press
  • Cogger, H. G. 2014. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 7th ed. CSIRO Publishing, xxx + 1033 pp.
  • Cogger, H.G. 2000. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 6th ed. Ralph Curtis Publishing, Sanibel Island, 808 pp.
  • Kharin, V. E. 1981. A review of sea snakes of the genus Aipysurus (Serpentes, Hydrophiidae). Zoological Zhurnal 60 (2): 257-264
  • Kharin, V.E.; Cheblyukov, V.P. 2006. On a new record of a poorly known and rare sea snake Aipysurus tenuis Lönnberg et Andersson, 1913 (Serpentes: Hydrophiidae) in the waters of Australia. Russian Journal of Marine Biology 32 (3): 194-197.
  • Lönnberg, E., and L. G. Andersson. 1913. Results of Dr. E. Mjöbergs Swedish Scientific Expeditions to Australia 1910-13. III. Reptiles. Kongliga Svenska Vetenskaps Akademiens Handlingar, Stockholm, 52: 1-17 - 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
  • Smith, L. A. 1974. The sea snakes of Western Australia (Serpentes: Elapidae: Hydrophiinae) with a description of a new subspecies. Rec. West. Aust. Mus. 3: 93-110 - get paper here
  • Smith, M. A. 1926. Monograph on the Sea Snakes. (Hydrophiidae). London: British Museum, xvii + 130 pp.
  • Wilson, S. & Swan, G. 2010. A complete guide to reptiles of Australia, 3rd ed. Chatswood: New Holland, 558 pp.
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