Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Reptilia Squamata Elapidae

Scientific Name: Hydrophis brookii
Species Authority: Günther, 1872
Hydrophis brookei Günther, 1872 [orth. error]

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2009-02-15
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.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is found in Indonesia, Malaysia and the Gulf of Thailand (Heatwole 1999).
Countries occurrence:
Indonesia; Malaysia; Thailand
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Indian Ocean – eastern; Pacific – western central
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Population [top]

Population: 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.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

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).
Systems: Freshwater; Marine

Threats [top]

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.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: 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. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T176709A7287652. . Downloaded on 09 October 2015.
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