Also: heute neue Buecher in MRU erstanden. Guide to the Reptiles and amphibians of Maurritius.
Es gibt: Yellow-bellied sea snake (Pelamis platurus): Found in the oceans between the eastern coast of Africa and the western coast of America. Rarely encountered in Mauritius waters, although in 2003 an adult was found on the lagoon beach of Flat Islande.
Description: A medium sized venomous snake; average 90 cm total lenght.Colorisation is very distinct, with a dark brown to black back and bright yellow to dull orange-yellow sides and underside; the two colours are separeted by a sharp border. The flattened broad paddle-like tail is yellow with broad black bands,strips or spots. The underside of the large head can be more yellowish-brown in colour.
An den Strand gespuelt, koennen sie sich nicht fortbewegen.
Andere Schlangen in Mauritius: Round Island Boa (Casarea dussumieri), Indian Wolf snake (Lycodon aulicus),Floerpot snake (Ramphotyphlops braminus), Slender worm snake (Typhlops porrectus).