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Title: New Observation of Intertwined Annulated Sea Snake Hydrophis cyanocinctus (Reptilia: Elaphidae: Hydrophiinae) from Pirotan Island, Gulf of Kachchh
Authors: Chandrasekar, K.
Balakrishnan, S.
Arun, G.
Satyanarayana, Ch.
Venkataraman, K.
Keywords: First observation;Hydrophis cyanocinctus;Pirotan Island;Gulf of Kachchh
Issue Date: Dec-2018
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: New evidence of species from an explored area extends its range of distribution and provides valuable information on the biodiversity conservation management. Here we reported observations on the sex of annulated sea snake, Hydrophis cyanocinctus, during May 2014, but previous copulations were reported during January to February. Mean snout-vent length (SVL) was a male 105 cm and the largest snake was a female with an SVL 145 cm and weight 910.5 g. The specimen has been compared with earlier reports and other similar species. These findings are among the first to be recorded in some species of sea snakes in the Indian region. In this present report preliminary observations on the sex, reproductive status of species hydrophiine sea snakes from Gujarat coastal regions, India.
Page(s): 2465-2468
ISSN: 0975-1033 (Online); 0379-5136 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJMS Vol.47(12) [December 2018]

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