Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India

Volume 17 Issue 1

Sea-snakes of the Indian Ocean in the collection of the Zoological Survey of India together with remarks on the geographical distribution of all Indian Ocean species.

S. Ahmed

A detailed study of the Sea snakes (Family: Hydrophiidae) Recurring in the Indian Ocean has revealed the presence of thirty nine species included in twelve genera. In this paper the systematics, ecology and distribution of nineteen species embraced in eight genera, which are present in the collections of the Zoological Survey of India, are given. The distribution pattern of all the valid species known to occur in the Indian Ocean are also included from a detailed study of the literature.

Date : 30-04-1975