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Pelagic Sea Snake

(Pelamis platurus)

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The Pelagic Sea Snake is also called Yellow-bellied Sea Snake. Typically yellow with a wide, dark stripe along its back, but some individuals are nearly all yellow and others, nearly all black; thin, smallish head; oar-shaped tail; rarely longer than 80cm (32in). (Culebradel Mar, Serpiente Pelágica).


Marine, Pacific Ocean; usually lives fairly far from shore, but often found stranded or dead on beaches.

Found in the following Parks:

Corcovado National Park.
Manuel Antonio National Park.
Santa Rosa Nacional Park.

If you want to read about Eco-Tourism, Ecology, Behavior, Breeding and more of Costa Ricas' Fauna, we recommend to buy the Travelers' Wildlife Guide of Costa Rica by Les Beletzky (or Belesky) with beautiful illustrations by Davis Dennis. This priceless guide is our constant companion, when we travel around Costa Rica, Panama and Nicaragua.
To buy the complete book visit Interlink Books

The team of Discovery Travel World wishes you the best of times in our little paradise called Costa Rica.

Pelagic Sea Snake (Pelamis platurus), Costa Rica