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Hydrophiidae MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Hydrophiidae
Tree Number(s)
B01.050.150.900.833.672.125.875.564
Unique ID
D000073180
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D000073180
Scope Note
A subfamily of marine elapid snakes comprising about 50 species with flattened oar-like tails used as sculls. They are found mostly in the coastal waters of south Asia and Australia. The largest reach a length of almost 9 feet but most species are only about a third as long. They are all venomous. (Goin, Goin, and Zug, Introduction to Herpetology, 3d ed, pp331-3; Moore: Poisonous Snakes of the World, 1980, p159)
Entry Term(s)
Hydrophidae
Hydrophiinae
Sea Snakes
Registry Number
txid292440
Previous Indexing
Elapid Venoms (1978-2017)
Elapidae (1994-2017)
See Also
Elapid Venoms
Public MeSH Note
2018; see ELAPIDAE 1994-2017
History Note
2018; use ELAPIDAE 1994-2017
Date Established
2018/01/01
Date of Entry
2017/07/11
Revision Date
2020/08/13
Hydrophiidae Preferred
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