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Sea snakes of Taiwan

Shou-Hsian Mao

Sea snakes of Taiwan

a natural history of sea snakes

by Shou-Hsian Mao

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Published by The National Science Council in Taipei, Taiwan .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Sea snakes -- Taiwan

  • Edition Notes

    StatementShow-Hsian Mao and Been-Yuan Chen.
    SeriesHsing cheng yuan kuo chia k"o hsueh wei yüan hui chuan k"an (Kuo chia k"o hsüeh wei yüan hui -- no. 4
    ContributionsCh"en, Pen-yüan
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQL666.O645 M3 1980, QL666O645 M3 1980
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxi, 64 p. :
    Number of Pages64
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL21556762M

    The yellow-lipped sea krait (Laticauda colubrina), also known as the banded sea krait, colubrine sea krait, is a species of venomous sea snake found in tropical Indo-Pacific oceanic waters. The snake has distinctive black stripes and a yellow snout, with a paddle-like tail for use in simplicityhsd.com: Elapidae. Apr 09,  · In fact, the species is the most common sea snake found on Perth beaches. Fortunately, these slick predators save their venom for hunting – a defensive bite won’t pack the toxic punch that an aggressive bite will, which is great for us humans, and bad news for the yellow-bellied sea snake’s prey.

    If there's one serpent you should recoil from, it's the highly venomous hook-nosed sea snake, which lives along the coast of South Asia. Thankfully, its preferred prey is fish, not humans. Dr. Oct 07,  · But, fatal sea snake bites are rare - here's why. A young fisherman was fatally bitten by a sea snake last week. But, fatal sea snake bites are rare - here's why. Taiwan's Richest Singapore's Author: Priya Shukla.

    #2 Spiny-Headed Sea Snake. This snake only has one species and can be found in the Gulf of Thailand, the Strait of Taiwan and the Southern Chinese Sea. It has also been spotted in the waters of Indonesia, Australia, the Philippines, New Caledonia, New Guinea and the coasts of Guangdong. #3 Olive Sea Snakes. A fold in the gums of a sea snake hides the fangs, and the fangs quickly emerge when biting. Sea snake fangs are fragile and may break off and remain in the wounds of their victims. To counter the problem of having weak fangs, sea snakes have potent venom that can easily paralyze, kill, and begin the digestive process of the fish they target.


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There are abundant sea-snakes in the ocean surrounding Taiwan; most of these are v Pp. 64, 37 text-figures (full page color plates and black-and-white line-drawings). Publisher’s original dark blue cloth, lettered in gilt on the spine and on the front cover, lg 8vo. Original printed wrappers. In this work the author describes the six common terrestrial venomous snakes of Taiwan, their habits and habitats, morphology and variability, the form of their bites, their phylogenetic relationship, partly based on their venoms, and much more.

This is the Museum's Special Publication Number 5. A clean, as new copy. Aug 27,  · The sea is a habitat alien to most reptiles, and the adaptation of sea snakes to a marine existence is a fascinating chapter in biology.

Sea Snakes describes the varieties and distributions of sea snakes, how they go about their daily lives underwater, what they eat and what eats them, and how they reproduce and grow.5/5(1). Get this from a library.

Sea snakes of Taiwan: a natural history of sea snakes. [Shou-Hsian Mao; Been-Yuan Chen]. This excellent monograph is written to provide interested laymen or doctors needing identification for the proper treatment of snakebite with the means of recognising the snakes of Taiwan.

It achieves its purpose admirably by simple descriptions and, even more so, by superb coloured photographs. Emphasis is laid on characteristics common to adult snakes while living or shortly after death, Cited by: Oct 03,  · All of Stephen Meader's books are great and this is one of his very best.

Well-researched and brilliantly written, The Sea Snake is a lively adventure about young Americans protecting the Atlantic coastline during World War II/5(9). SNAKES OF TAIWAN: THE BOOK - Sea snakes of Taiwan book HERE.

((English pages here) 點 擊圖片觀看詳細介紹 Taiwan Beauty Snake. Yellow-lipped Sea snakes of Taiwan book Krait. 飯島氏海蛇. Emydocephalus ijimae. Turtlehead Sea Snake. 黑唇青斑海蛇. Sea snakes, or coral reef snakes, are a subfamily of venomous elapid snakes, the Hydrophiinae, that inhabit marine environments for most or all of their lives.

Most are extensively adapted to a fully aquatic life and are unable to move on land, except for the genus Laticauda, which has limited land simplicityhsd.com: Reptilia. Taiwan boasts over 60% of the world’s hard and soft coral due to its consistently warm waters.

coral fish species, including lionfish, cuttlefish, and puffer fish, can be found on the island’s reefs, walls and wrecks.

Sea snakes are also commonly spotted. It is found in the Gulf of Thailand, the South China sea, the Strait of Taiwan, and the coasts of Guangdong, as well as in the waters of Indonesia, the Philippines, New Guinea, New Caledonia, Australia (Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia).

Those snakes occur in the Timor Sea, South China Sea. Sea snakes however are placid by nature and rarely bite people, so they aren't usually considered to be the most venomous.

According to official records, the most venomous snakes in Taiwan are the Hundred Pacer and Banded Krait. Sea snakes feed on fish, crabs and prawns. Breeding takes place during different seasons to different species, it also varying place to place. All sea snakes are viviparous except Laticaudinae and the number of their young ranges from Sea snakes do not have gills and must come to the surface occasionally for respiration (Tu and Passey, ).

Snake bites 95 which coupled with the island’s diverse vegetation and landscape, makes it a suitable environment for many snake species(11). Twenty three of the 62 known species of snakes in Taiwan are venomous(12).

They include nine species of sea snakes and fourteen species of land snakes. Only. Found near coral reefs and rocky areas along the sea shores of southeast Asia, this vibrantly colored 4-foot long serpent was the first venomous sea snake known to science, described by Linnaeus.

Sea snakes include 60 species of marine snakes from the cobra family (Elapidae).These reptiles fall into two groups: true sea snakes (subfamily Hydrophiinae) and sea kraits (subfamily Laticaudinae).The true sea snakes are most closely related to Australian cobras, while kraits are related to Asian cobras.

Sea snake Coral snakes. These are related to Cobras and Kraits. Coral snakes are burrowing snakes, similar in appearance to banded Kraits but more brightly coloured. They are generally shy and rarely seen, they are nevertheless very venomous.

THE BOOK: A Cobra Hijacked My Camera Bag. Want to know what it's like to prowl the wilds of Taiwan to photograph snakes and other wild critters. This book tells it all. In A Cobra Hijacked My Camera Bag!, Hans Breuer searches for a new pet ratsnake in Taipei restaurants, loses a coral snake in his living room, confronts a cobra in complete.

Jan 25,  · Fig. the sea snake tick (Amblyomma nitidum) infesting a wild yellow-lipped sea krait (Laticauda colubrina) on Sansiantai Island, Taiwan.

Photo credit: Kuo-Cheng Yeh (For interpretation of the references to colour in this figure legend, the reader is referred to the web version of this article).Author: Mackenzie L. Kwak, Chi-Chien Kuo, Ho-Tsung Chu. Sea Snakes by Harold Heatwole and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at simplicityhsd.com Sea Snakes by Heatwole Harold - AbeBooks simplicityhsd.com Passion for books.

Although sea snakes are not the giant, people-eating monsters of myth, these highly venomous creatures are still endlessly fascinating. The scuba-diving author separates fact from fiction, with emphasis on the yellow-bellied sea snake, the world's most common sea snake.

Rare underwater photography complemented by beautiful, realistic drawings & the lively, carefully researched text. Typical adult sea snakes are between one and one-and-a-half meters in length and a couple of fingers thick. There is one that reaches around 3 meters – and it is rather aggressive (Hydrophis spiralis – Yellow Sea Snake).

Sea snakes have a paddle-like tail – which helps to propel them smoothly and quickly through the ocean.Aug 19,  · Sea snakes are the most diverse group of marine reptiles in the world, but they are poorly understood and threatened by development.

Blanche D’Anastasi is among the scientists working to Author: Devi Lockwood.The past decade has been a period of explosion of knowledge on the chemistry and pharmacology of snake toxins. Thanks to the development of protein chemistry, nearly a hundred snake toxins have been purified and sequenced, representing one of the largest families of sequenced proteins.