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Lapemis is a genus of sea snakes. It contains only two members:

In 1990 Voris and Gritis determined that these two species are distinct. [1]

Both members are very venomous, as with all sea snakes. They are found in the Pacific and Indian Oceans.[2][3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Gritis, P. & H. K. VORIS (1990). Variability and significance of parietal and ventral scales in the marine snakes of the genus Lapemis (Serpentes: Hydrophiidae), with comments on the occurrence of spiny scales in the genus. Fieldiana Zool. n.s. (56): i-iii + 1-13.
  2. http://jcvi.org/reptiles/species.php?genus=Lapemis&species=curtus
  3. http://jcvi.org/reptiles/species.php?genus=Lapemis&species=curtus
  • http://www.kingsnake.com/oz/snakes/marine/marine.htm ( Downloaded Feb 18, 2010.)
  • Anderson, J. (1871) A list of the reptilian accession to the Indian Museum, Calcutta, from 1865 to 1870, with a description of some new species. J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal, Calcutta, 40, part 11(1): 12-39.
  • Fischer, J.G. (1856). Die Familie der Seeschlangen. Abhandl. Nat. Ver. Hamburg 3: 1-78
  • Gray. J. E.; (1835) Illustrations of Indian Zoology, chiefly selected from the collection of Major - General Hardwicke. Vol. 2. London (1833-1834): 263 pp., 95 plates
  • Gray, J. E.; (1843) "Description of two new species of reptiles from the collection made during the voyages of H.M.S. Sulphur." Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (1) 11: 46
  • Gritis, P. & H. K. Voris (1990) Variability and significance of parietal and ventral scales in the marine snakes of the genus Lapemis (Serpentes: Hydrophiidae), with comments on the occurrence of spiny scales in the genus. Fieldiana Zool. n.s. (56): i-iii + 1-13.
  • Rasmussen, A. R. & I. Ineich (2000) Sea snakes of New Caledonia and surrounding waters (Serpentes: Elapidae): first report on the occurrence of Lapemis curtus and description of new species from the genus Hydrophis. Hamadryad, 25(2): 91-99
  • Somaweera, R. & N. Somaweera (2009). An overview of Sri Lankan Sea snakes with an annotated checklist and a field key. Taprobanica 1 (1): 43-54
  • Whitaker, Romulus�and Ashok Captain (2004). Snakes of India. Draco Books, 500 pp.fr:Lapemis

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