THE REPTILES OF AUSTRALIA -True Sea Snakes
AUSTRALIAN REPTILE PHOTOS AND INFORMATION
Covering Australian Snakes and Lizards, Crocodiles and Turtles
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BLUE LIPPED SEA KRAIT
Common Sea Krait, Blue Banded Sea Krait, Large-scaled Sea Krait
(but rarely bites humans)
Distribution:- In the Australian region it usually occurs away from the northern Australian coast near Timor, New Guinea, Solomon Islands, and Noumea (with one specimen being found washed up alive in New Zealand)
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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