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The olive sea snake (Aipysurus laevis) is the most common sea snake on the reefs of eastern Australia (Burns and Heatwole 1998). This species is widely distributed in Australasian waters, occurring on the coral reefs of Australia from Brisbane on the east coast all the way around to Shark Bay on the west coast, as well as New Guinea, and the Coral Sea.


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