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dc.contributor.authorTyabji, Z.
dc.contributor.authorMohanti, N.P.
dc.contributor.authorYoung, E.
dc.contributor.authorKhan, T.
dc.date.accessioned2019-03-06T11:33:01Z
dc.date.available2019-03-06T11:33:01Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.citationTyabji, Z.; Mohanty, N.P.; Young, E.; Khan, T. (2018) The terrestrial life of sea kraits: insights from a long-term study on two Laticauda species (Reptilia: Squamata: Elapidae) in the Andaman Islands, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa, 10(11): 12443-12450en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn0974-7893en_ZA
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/123456789/2607
dc.description.abstractSea kraits forage in water and return to land to digest their prey, mate, slough, and lay their eggs. The temporal terrestrial patterns in encounter rate and behaviour of two species of sea kraits Laticauda colubrina and L. laticaudata were studied over four years at the New Wandoor beach in the southern Andaman Islands. The encounter rate of L. colubrina was found to be 20 times higher than L. laticaudata, and sea kraits were observed to prefer the natural refuge that the microhabitat of uprooted trees provide. Additionally, nesting observations are presented that emphasize the need to promote the conservation of these crucial terrestrial habitats.en_ZA
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dc.publisherCreative Commons CC-BY 4.0en_ZA
dc.subjectAndaman Islandsen_ZA
dc.subjectencounter rateen_ZA
dc.subjecthabitat useen_ZA
dc.subjectIndiaen_ZA
dc.subjectLaticauda colubrinaen_ZA
dc.subjectLaticauda laticaudataen_ZA
dc.subjectnesting behaviouren_ZA
dc.subjectsea snakeen_ZA
dc.subjectterretrial patternen_ZA
dc.titleThe terrestrial life of sea kraits: insights from a long-term study on two Laticauda species (Reptilia: Squamata: Elapidae) in the Andaman Islands, Indiaen_ZA
dc.typeJournalArticlesen_ZA
dc.cibjournalJournal of Threatened Taxaen_ZA
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