Hydrophis inornatus

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Taxonavigation: Elapoidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Ordo: Squamata
Subordo: Serpentes
Infraordo: Caenophidia
Superfamilia: Elapoidea

Familia: Elapidae
Subfamilia: Hydrophiinae
Genus: Hydrophis
Species: Hydrophis inornatus


  • Hydrophis inornatus (Gray, 1849)

Holotype: BMNH 1946.1.1.27 (formerly BMNH III.7.1.a), adult ♀, presented by E. Belcher between 1843–1846.

Type locality: “Indian Ocean” (in error).


  • Chitulia inornata Gray, 1849: 56 [original combination]
  • Hydrophis inornatusGünther, 1864: 376 [subsequent combination]
  • Distira inornataBoulenger, 1890: 411 [subsequent combination]


Primary references[edit]

  • Gray, J.E. 1849. Catalogue of the specimens of snakes in the collection of the British Museum. Edward Newman: London. i–xv + 1–125. BHL Reference page


Vernacular names[edit]

English: Plain Sea Snake