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Aspidelaps lubricus

Cape Coral Snake

Venomous 💀💀💀 Dangerous bite ref
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The bite of most elapids is not painful. You can be bitten and envenomated without noticing it.
  • Length Adult

  • up to 80 cm ref
  • Length Newborn

  • 17 to 18 cm ref
  • Reproduction

  • oviparous ref
  • Pupil Shape (when closed!)

  • slit (or vertical elliptical) ref
  • Fangs

  • fixed ref front-fanged ref

Subspecies & Common Names

Aspidelaps lubricus  AFRIKAANS Koraalslang, ENGLISH Cape Coral Snake, South African Coral Snake, Western Coral Snake, GERMAN Kap Zwergschildkobra, S├╝dafrikanische Korallenschlange, ITALIAN Cobra Corallo ref
Aspidelaps lubricus lubricus ref
Aspidelaps lubricus cowlesi ENGLISH Angolan Coral Snake ref

Full Taxonomy

  • I. Superfamily Colubroidea

  • Colubrids, elapids and vipers
  • II. Family Elapidae

  • Elapids
  • III. Subfamily Incertae_sedis (Elapidae)

  • not assigned to any subfamily
  • IV. Genus Aspidelaps

  • Shield nosed cobras
  • V. Species Aspidelaps lubricus

  • Cape coral snake
  • VI. snakeID

  • 509
Look up complete taxonomic records of Aspidelaps lubricus (including synonyms) at THE REPTILE DATABASE (by Peter Uetz et al).