Information about the Black-Banded Sea Krait:
The Black-Banded Sea Krait - also called the Chinese Sea Snake or erabu umi hebi - is a member of the Laticauda genus of sea snakes. It is most commonly found in warm waters of the western Pacific Ocean, usually not far from shore in the coral reefs. Which it shaped like many of the terrestrial species of snake, the tail is flatted with extended skin, spread wide like a fin and this is used to aid in swimming. It is a nocturnal snake and rarely seen during the day. It requires oxygen to breathe, so breaks the surface at least once every six hours. It is too slow to catch fish in a straight chase, so it hunts for fish hiding in the coral. The bite is highly venomous and paralyzes the prey. Females lay their eggs on land. Generally, the species is found in Fiji, southern Japan and Singapore. Their venom is ten times stronger than that of a cobra, making them extremely dangerous. But unless this snake is cornered or feels otherwise threatened by humans it will not bite.
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