4 photos - 1 species

They are not fish, I know, but they are also in the sea, so I think they belong here too.


There are around 56 species

Due to their marine lifestyle, they differ significantly from other snakes in some characteristics.

The most conspicuous visible feature is the laterally flattened tail,

which is common to all sea snakes

and is used for better locomotion in the water.

They grow to between 1.2 and 1.4 metres in length,

although some species can grow to well over 2 metres.

Laticauda colubrina

Yellow-lipped sea krait, Banded sea krait or Colubrine sea krait

Maximum length 120 cm

Depth: 0 - 200 m

Dive for at least 30 minutes

They mostly eat fish, especially bottom-dwelling species such as gobies and pipe eels.

If you leave them alone, you need have no fear of a bite.

Photos 1 - 2 Johnny: Lembeh Strait North Sulawesi

Photos 3 - 4 Johnny: Moalboal Philippines