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The information on this page is inconsistent with that on the page, where this genus of snakes is placed in the Family Elapidae. Hydrophiidae are sea snakes. Elapidae are land snakes. There are close similarities between the two groups and some authors (eg. include them in the same family. In this case, both are grouped in the Family Elapidae with the sea snakes in Subfamily Hydrophiinae and elapids in Subfamily Elapinae. This page should have Acanthophis in the Family Elapidae. from ip: