Distribution around Australia:- In Australia they are usually found off the coast of Northern Territory and Queensland, as well as the North coast of WA as well as northen NSW waters,
Distribution outside of Australia:- Gulf of Siam, Vietnam, Thailand,
China (South Chinese Sea, the coast of Guangdong and the Strait of Taiwan),
Indonesia, Philippines, Papua New Guinea and New Caledonia.
Approximate distribution of the Horned Sea Snake (Acalyptophis peronii) in Australia
Venomous snakes do not always inject venom when biting, those bites are called dry bites, however due to the extremely high toxicity of the venom of this species, it is vital that first aid is performed immediately (constrictive bandage etc.) and the patient is taken as fast as possible to hospital. Lack of symptoms may not mean that the victim has not been envenomated.
Correct and immediate first aid and treatment for this species and other dangerous snakes increases the chance of survival.
Although people are commonly bitten by dangerous snakes in Australia, the actual number of deaths is actually very low, due to antivenines and
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