YELLOW-BELLIED SEA SNAKE Pelamis platurus
The yellow-bellied sea snake is a true sea snake, spending its entire life in ocean waters throughout the tropical Indo-Pacific. With an LD of 0.067, a bite from this snake yields 50 a small amount (1–4mg) of powerful venom that attacks nerve and muscle tissue. Bite symptoms range from muscle stiffness and drooping eyelids to paralysis and death. Fortunately, no known fatalities have been recorded in Australia, probably because this snake is rarely encountered by people.