Distribution of a Little-Known Sea Snake Chitulia belcheri (Gray, 1849) and New Records of Rare Species of the Genus Leioselasma Lacepede, 1804 (Serpentes: Hydrophiidae)

Distribution of a Little-Known Sea Snake Chitulia belcheri (Gray, 1849) and New Records of Rare... A rare sea snake Chitulia belcheri (Gray, 1849) is redescribed from two specimens (including the holotype). One specimen of a rare snake Leioselasma pacifica (Boulenger, 1896) was found in waters off the Gilbert Islands. This is the second record of this species. Five specimens of a little-known sea snake L. coggeri Kharin, 1984 were found in Fijian and Indonesian waters. The descriptions of these specimens are provided. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Russian Journal of Marine Biology Springer Journals

Distribution of a Little-Known Sea Snake Chitulia belcheri (Gray, 1849) and New Records of Rare Species of the Genus Leioselasma Lacepede, 1804 (Serpentes: Hydrophiidae)

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Publisher
Nauka/Interperiodica
Copyright
Copyright © 2005 by MAIK “Nauka/Interperiodica”
Subject
Life Sciences; Freshwater & Marine Ecology
ISSN
1063-0740
eISSN
1608-3377
D.O.I.
10.1007/s11179-005-0061-2
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Abstract

A rare sea snake Chitulia belcheri (Gray, 1849) is redescribed from two specimens (including the holotype). One specimen of a rare snake Leioselasma pacifica (Boulenger, 1896) was found in waters off the Gilbert Islands. This is the second record of this species. Five specimens of a little-known sea snake L. coggeri Kharin, 1984 were found in Fijian and Indonesian waters. The descriptions of these specimens are provided.

Journal

Russian Journal of Marine BiologySpringer Journals

Published: Jul 13, 2005

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