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Banded Sea Krait hunting on coral reef_01

Banded Sea Krait hunting on coral reef_01

Banded Sea Kraits are predators specializing in hunting eels, which they locate by snaking through crevices in the reef. They paralyze their prey with powerful venom and swallow it whole, then return to land to digest their prey, rest and to reproduce.

 

Extinction Risk: Stable

Scientific Name: Laticauda colubrina

 

Corals look like plants or rocks but they are in fact animals, they don't make their own food, as plants do. Corals have tiny, tentacle-like arms that they use to capture food from the water and sweep into their mouths. A coral is not just one animal but a whole colony of animals. They are beacons of biodiversity that house over a quarter of all marine