Port Darwin sea snake
Syntypes: BMNH 19126.96.36.199-92 (formerly BMNH 18188.8.131.52-25).
Type-locality: Port Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia.
Distribution: Coral Sea (S New Guinea, Australia) Australia (North Territory, Queensland, West Australia)
Type locality: Port Darwin, N. T.
Shallow, marine, coastal waters of southern New Guinea and northern Australia (from about Broome to Gulf of Carpentaria).
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Sea snakes are protected in Australia since their addition to the "Listed Marine Species" by the Department of Environment and Water Resources in 2000. They are protected in Australia under the Environment Protection Biodiversity and Conservation Act 1999.
Conservation of mangrove areas is important for protection of this species.