Iranian coastal waters: New home to a rarely seen venomous sea snake

(Pensoft Publishers) Günther's sea snake is a rarely seen venomous snake with distribution thought to stretch from the Malay Peninsula to Pakistan. Scientists, studying sea snake diversity in the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman, confirmed the occurrence of the species in Iranian coastal waters off the western Gulf of Oman, more than 400 kilometers away from the westernmost boundary of its previously known range. This new record is published in the open access journal ZooKeys.