|Scientific Name:||Hydrophis brookii|
|Species Authority:||Günther, 1872|
Hydrophis brookei Günther, 1872 [orth. error]
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor/s:||Rasmussen, A., Sanders, K. & Lobo, A.|
|Reviewer/s:||Livingstone, S.R., Elfes, C.T., Polidoro, B.A. & Carpenter, K.E. (Global Marine Species Assessment Coordinating Team)|
This species is relatively widely distributed. It is not harvested and there are no known major threats. It is listed as Least Concern.
|Range Description:||This species is found in Indonesia, Malaysia and the Gulf of Thailand (Heatwole 1999).|
Native:Indonesia; Malaysia; Thailand
|FAO Marine Fishing Areas:||
Indian Ocean – eastern; Pacific – western central
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This species is common in the Songkla Lake, southern Thailand (A. Rasmussen pers. comm. 2009). There have been declines in the population in the Gulf of Thailand due to heavy coastal development (A. Rasmussen pers. comm. 2009).
There is no quantitative population data available for this species.
|Habitat and Ecology:||Little is known about the ecology of this species. It is found in a freshwater lake in Thailand. Also over soft substrates. Feeds mainly on eels (Voris and Voris 1983).|
|Major Threat(s):||This species occurs in bycatch, though this is not considered a major threat. It is likely impacted by coastal development in the Gulf of Thailand.|
No sea snake species is currently listed by CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora).
There are no known conservation measures for this species.
|Citation:||Rasmussen, A., Sanders, K. & Lobo, A. 2010. Hydrophis brookii. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 07 March 2014.|
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