Erabu sea snake

Erabu sea snake - Laticauda semifasciata

Erabu sea snake (Laticauda semifasciata) belongs to the department of Cobra, and the total length is 1m to 1.3m. It is sea snake with poison often seen in a coral reef. The head is short, there is no constriction of the neck and its trunk is thick. A tail like a fin consists extended by skin variation without support to the projection of the tail. Width of the belly is narrow. It is inhabited along seashore of Nansei islands and will be on shore in group from September to December, and eggs will be laid in the crevice between the narrow rocks in a cave. In Okinawa, “Irabuu” is called and it is treasured as food.