Herp of the day

Herp of the day: Saint Giron’s sea krait

The Saint Giron’s sea krait (Laticauda saintgironsi) is venomous species of snake from the elapidae family (such as cobras and mambas). It is found around the coast and in the coastal waters of the main island of New Caledonia.

Widely spread in tropical reefs. Spends half of its lifetime on land but goes back to water to hunt for food. It then returns to small islets to digest its prey, mate and lay its eggs.

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