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  Probert Encyclopaedia: Nature (Hy-Hyd)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Hydronomus is a genus of Snout Beetles (Curculionidae) that live near stagnant water, pools and ditches.
Hydrophiidae is the 'Sea Snakes' family of reptiles of the sub-order Serpentes (Snakes).
Hydrophiidae is a sub-family of ovoviviparous reptiles of the Sea Snake family (Hydrophiidae) containing fifteen genera and some fifty-one species found mainly in coastal areas and estuaries.
www.probertencyclopaedia.com /B5G.HTM   (690 words)

 CRC Reef Research Centre
The two major groups, the Hydrophiidae and the Laticaudidae, have both evolved from the terrestrial Australian elapid snakes and comprise 80% of living species of sea snakes.
The Hydrophiidae, or true sea snakes, are the only species of sea snakes with breeding populations in Australian waters.
All species of the Hydrophiidae, the largest of the five groups of sea snakes, have exploited the viviparity (have live young) that exists in some of their terrestrial ancestors, and have thus freed themselves entirely from the need to return to land to breed.
pandora.nla.gov.au /pan/20388/20030701/www.reef.crc.org.au/aboutreef/wildlife/seasnake.html   (762 words)

 Aquatic Snakes: True Sea Snakes
Intraspecific habitat partitioning by the sea snake Emydocephalus annulatus (Serpentes, Hydrophiidae): the effects of sex, body size, and colour pattern.
Voris, H.K. A phylogeny of the sea snakes (Hydrophiidae).
Growth, reproduction and population structure of a marine snake, Enhydrina schistosa (Hydrophiidae).
www.fieldmuseum.org /aquaticsnakes/true_lit.html   (194 words)

 Hydrophiidae   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The classification used here considers the Hydrophiidae as a family for practical reasons.
Revision of sea snakes of subfamily Laticaudinae Cope, 1879 sensu lato (Serpentes, Hydrophiidae).
Kharin, V.E. On the taxonomic status of the sea snake Hydrophis caerulescens (Shaw, 1802) (Serpentes: Hydrophiidae).
www.embl-heidelberg.de /~uetz/families/Hydrophiidae.html   (543 words)

 Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Among the 500 species of venomous snake (families Atractaspididae, Viperidae, Elapidae, and Hydrophiidae) fewer than 200 have been responsible for severe envenoming of humans ending in death or permanent disability.
The venom glands of Elapidae, Hydrophiidae, and Viperidae are situated behind the eye, surrounded by compressor muscles (Fig.
The neurotoxins of Elapidae and Hydrophiidae are rapidly absorbed into the bloodstream, whereas the much larger molecules of Viperidae venoms are taken up more slowly through lymphatics.
www.eamg-med.com /members/encyclopedia/8/8_4/8_4_1.shtml   (16779 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Superimposition of reproductive mode data from the literature over phylogenetic classification systems reveals that viviparity (live-bearing reproduction) has evolved on at least 35 independent occasions among the Serpentes, once in the Amphisbaenia, and once in the Ichthyosauria.
Of the ophidian origins of the live-bearing mode, at least fourteen have occurred in the Colubridae, twelve in the Viperidae, three in the Hydrophiidae (used in the sense of Smith et al., 1977), and one in each of the following groups: Boidae, Acrochordidae, Tropidophiidae, Uropeltidae, Typhlopidae, and Elapidae.
As phylogenetic relationships are clarified, further origins seem likely to be detected, particularly in the Colubridae, Hydrophiidae, Scincidae, and Iguanidae.
shakti.trincoll.edu /~blackbur/ar85.html   (271 words)

 eMedicine - Snake Envenomations, Sea : Article Excerpt by: James Foster, MD, MS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Synonyms, Key Words, and Related Terms: sea snakes, Hydrophiidae, Pelamis platurus, P platurus, Enhydrina schistosa, E schistosa, sea snake venom, neurotoxins, myotoxins, snake envenomations, sea snake envenomations, sea snake bite, sea snake neurotoxin, sea snake wound
Background: Sea snakes, which comprise approximately 70 species, are the most abundant and widely dispersed group of poisonous reptiles in the world.
Most (approximately 50) sea snake species are members of the family Hydrophiidae and are characterized by vertically flattened tails and nostrils with valvelike flaps.
www.emedicine.com /emerg/byname/snake-envenomations-sea.htm   (623 words)

 MavicaNET - Sea snakes (Hydrophiidae)
Habitat: Laticauda in shore marine areas and part-time on land.
ThinkQuest is an online program that challenges students, educators at all levels to develop educational Web sites for curriculum and staff development.
Hydrophiidae snakes are the most venomous snakes existing on the Earth.
www.mavicanet.com /lite/est/31252.html   (157 words)

 Venomous Snakes: The Hydrophiidae
The Hydrophiidae is a family comprising species that live a mainly or completely aquatic existence.
Most are found in the area between the Persian Gulf and the seas and oceans around the Indoaustralian archipelago, with a few reaching the Pacific coasts of the Americas: none are recorded from the Atlantic or Eurasian waters.
The relationship of the Hydrophiidae to the Elapidae and Viperidae has been closely examined in recent years, and a number of alternative taxonomic arrangements proposed, most of which seem to involve demoting the Hydrophiidae to a subfamily of the Elapidae.
www.cyberlizard.plus.com /venomous5.htm   (735 words)

 Venomous Snakes: The Families and Genera
If you dislike snakes or have other reasons to view them with a steely eye, then the old dictum applies: "Know your enemy".
There are three primary families of venomous snakes: the Elapidae, the Viperidae and the Hydrophiidae.
The Hydrophiidae are the seasnakes, which are essentially elapid snakes modified for life in the oceans.
www.cyberlizard.plus.com /venomous2.htm   (635 words)

 DFW Proposal-Turtles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Elapidae, Hydrophiidae and Viperidae: The snakes in these families are all venomous and are not suitable for captive maintenance by most individuals.
We recommend that they not be kept except by unusually qualified individuals.
In the state list, Epicrates cenchria is listed as Epicrates cenchris, Boa constrictor is listed as Constrictor constrictor, and Corallus caninus is listed as Boa canina.
www.neherp.com /DFWsnake.html   (886 words)

 CSUS Dept of Biological Sciences: Critters!: About Our Critters: Uses in the Classroom
Colubrids represent by far the most species of snakes found in the United States.
California has a total of: 1 in Leptopyplopidae, 2 in Boidae, 28 in Colubridae, 1 in Hydrophiidae, and 6 in Viperidae (38 species total)
Extreme temperatures are dangerous for snakes due to their elongate shape - the surface area to volume ratio in snakes is such that they heat up rapidly.
www.csus.edu /org/critters/CRITTERS/CRITTERS/USE/herpetology.htm   (505 words)

general - acrochrodidae - boidae - colubridae - elapidae - hydrophiidae
Redescription of Naja siamensis Laurenti, 1768 (Serpentes: Elapidae), a widely overlooked spitting cobra from Southeast Asia: geographic variation, medical importance and designation of a neotype.
Survey of the Status and Management of the Royal Python (Python regius) in Ghana.
www.herpbreeder.com /pdf/pdfserpentes.htm   (1793 words)

 Introduction   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The familes Hydrophiidae (true sea snakes) and Laticaudidae (sea kraits) make up the majority of the sea snake population.
These snakes are located in mainly tropical to subtropical climates such as Australia, Sri Lanka, Japan, Taiwan, and Fiji
Most of the time spent in the life of a sea snake is swimming around coral reefs, mangrove swamps, or salt marshes while looking for something to eat (
www.bio.davidson.edu /courses/anphys/2000/Gravley/About.html   (223 words)

 Newsletter, April 2001
Twenty-one species of snakes belonging to 6 families occur (including offshore) in the UAE.
Of these, only four terrestrial species (Family Viperidae - True Vipers) and eight marine species (Family Hydrophiidae) are potentially dangerous.
Of the four Viper species found in the UAE the Saw-scaled Viper (Echis carinatus) is potentially the most dangerous with case fatalities reported as 5-10% in hospitalized cases.
enhg.4t.com /newsletter/apr2001.htm   (2006 words)

 Snakes | 3 Taxonomy
Taxonomically they are broken down into the Hydrophiinae (real sea snakes) and the Laticaudinae (sea kraits).
In some taxonomic diagrams these groups get the status of family: Hydrophiidae and Laticaudae.
Species belonging to other groups (Homalopsinae, Natricinae, Acrochordidae) do not pose any medical problems.
www.itg.be /itg/distancelearning/lecturenotesvandenendene/42_snakesp3.htm   (3722 words)

 CRC Reef Research Centre
Conservation genetics of sea snakes (Family Hydrophiidae) in Australian waters, with emphasis on the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area (C1.4.1S)
Genotypic information will be augmented by comparing historical and current distribution patterns of Aipysurus laevis within the Swain Reefs complex.
Finally, this project will determine the species level phylogenetic relationships of the Australasian representatives of the Family Hydrophiidae as a means of assessing their biodiversity value.
www.reef.crc.org.au /resprogram/programA/C1-4-1S.html   (269 words)

 snakes - StormingMedia
Structure-Function Relationship of Hydrophiidae Postsynaptic Neurotoxins Date: 11 MAR 92
Structure-Function Relationship of Hydrophiidae Postsynaptic Neurotoxins Date: 30 MAR 89
Structure-Function Relationship of Hydrophiidae Postsynaptic Neurotoxins Date: 29 FEB 88
www.stormingmedia.us /keywords/snakes.html   (788 words)

 Reptile Forums.com - Index - What is the most venomous snake in the world?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
03-27-2005 06:01 PM im pretty sure the most venemous snake is the hydrophiidae (spelling) its a sea snake....the one with white ant fl bands.
im pretty sure the most venemous snake is the hydrophiidae (spelling) its a sea snake....the one with white ant fl bands.
I dont think its in the top 10.
www.reptileforums.com /forums/printthread.php?t=16163   (477 words)

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