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Hydrophis czeblukovi (KHARIN, 1984)

IUCN Red List - Hydrophis czeblukovi - Data Deficient, DD

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Higher TaxaElapidae (Hydrophiinae), Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesFine-spined Seasnake 
SynonymLeioselasma czeblukovi KHARIN 1984: 1542
Hydrophis geometricus SMITH 1986 (fide RASMUSSEN & SMITH 1997)
Aturia geometrica — WELCH 1994: 25
Leioselasma czeblukovi — WELCH 1994: 71
Hydrophis geometricus — HEATWOLE 1999
Hydrophis czeblukovi — COGGER 2000: 715
Leioselasma czeblukovi — KHARIN 2005
Hydrophis czeblukovi — SANDERS et al. 2012 (by implication)
Leioselasma czeblukovi — WALLACH et al. 2014: 367 
DistributionAustralia (West Australia), N Papua New Guinea (Lesson Island, Sepik Province)

Type locality: Arafura Sea Map legend:
TDWG region - Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.

NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
 
Reproductionviviparous 
TypesHolotype: ZIP 19800
Holotype: WAM 76484, male; paratypes WAM 76481, 73663, male and female [geometricus] 
CommentVenomous!

Until 2005 only 6 specimens of this species have been found.

Distribution: see map in KHARIN & HALLERMANN 2010.

Habitat: marine. 
References
  • 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.
  • Heatwole, H. 1999. Sea snakes, 2nd ed. Krieger, Malabar, 148 pp. [review in Copeia 2000 (4): 1136]
  • Kharin V E 1984. A review of sea snakes of the group Hydrophis sensu lato (Serpentes, Hydrophiidae). 3. The genus Leioselasma [in Russian]. Zoologicheskii Zhurnal 63 (10): 1535-1546
  • Kharin, V.E. 2005. On new findings of a rare sea snake Leioselasma czeblukovi Kharin, 1984, with remarks on species composition and taxonomical position of the genus Leioselasma Lacepede, 1804, (Serpentes: Hydrophiidae). Russian Journal of Marine Biology 31 (5): 269-272.
  • Kharin, Vladimir E.; Jakob Hallermann 2009. Annotated catalogue of sea kraits (Laticaudidae) and sea snakes (Hydrophiidae) of the herpetological collection of the Zoological Museum, University of Hamburg. Mitt. hamb. zool. Mus. Inst. 106: 51-67
  • Kharin, Vladimir E.; Jakob Hallermann 2010. A remote new distribution record and a redescription of a rare and little-known sea snake, Leioselasma czeblukovi Kharin, 1984 (Hydrophiidae). Herpetology Notes 3: 315-319 - 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
  • Rasmussen,A.R. & Smith,L. 1997. The taxonomic status of the sea snake Hydrophis czeblukovi (Kharin 1984) from north-west Australian waters. Amphibia-Reptilia 18: 419-425 - get paper here
  • Smith L A 1986. A new species of Hydrophis (Serpentes: Hydrophiidae) from north-west Australian waters. Rec. West. Austr. Mus. 13 (1) : 151-153 - get paper here
  • Wilson, S. & Swan, G. 2010. A complete guide to reptiles of Australia, 3rd ed. Chatswood: New Holland, 558 pp.
 
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