Body with 20 to 65 black bands, snout and upper lip yellowish.
Size : 150 cm
Habitat : Species most commonly sighted by divers in its distribution area. Belongs to the Hydrophiinae sea snakes. Very strong poison available in large quantities. Feeds exclusively on moray eels, for large examples it can take about 15 minutes before they succumb to the poison. Is generally extremely unagrassive to humans – however, do not touch, do not provoke.
Distribution : Sri Lanka and Indies to SW Japan and Tonga.