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Russian Journal of Marine Biology

, Volume 30, Issue 6, pp 387–394 | Cite as

Review of sea snakes of the genus Hydrophis sensu stricto (Serpentes: Hydrophiidae)

  • V. E. Kharin
Invertebrate zoology

Abstract

The results of the genus Hydrophis revision s. str. are presented. The genus is divided into three subgenera, including Mediohydrophis subgen. nov. The validity of Hydrophis atriceps and H. (Microcephalophis) gracilis microcephalus is confirmed. New data on the distribution of H. klossi is given.

Key words

Hydrophis sea snakes revision validity subspecies subgenera 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. E. Kharin
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Marine Biology, Far East DivisionRussian Academy of SciencesVladivostokRussia

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