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Micrurus corallinus

Painted Coral Snake

Venomous 💀💀💀💀 Very dangerous bite ref
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Warning. 

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

  • up to 99 cm ref
  • Length Newborn

  • unknown
  • Reproduction

  • oviparous ref
  • Pupil Shape (when closed!)

  • round (or oval) ref
  • Fangs

  • fixed ref front-fanged ref

Altitude range

Vertical distribution

0 to 500 meter above sea level (a.s.l.) ref

Subspecies & Common Names

Micrurus corallinus  ACHUAR-SHIWIAR Titínkia, Wéeka Napíri, Wéeka Nukúri, AGUARUNA Itigkía, AMAHUACA Máxu Róno, AYMARA Mullut'uma, BAURE Gagerese, Hipagueneca, BORA Cáábuú, BORDER KUNA Masarnaibe, CENTRAL NAHUATL Cuicuicoátl, Tlapapalcoátl, CENTRAL TARAHUMARA Apó Si Ni, Waposa Na, CHAYAHUITA Sé'huirahui'ton, Sé'yorahui'ton, CHOL Cinta Laj Co', Xc'uxtsuc, Xoto'chel, Xotochel, Yaxajachan, CHORTí Ch'ahkib Chan, COLORADO Huin Piní, DUTCH Korlaschlang, Kraalslang, ENGLISH American Coral Snake, Bead And Coral, Brazilian Coral Snake, Common Coral Snake, Coral, Coral Ibiboboca, Coral Snake, Earth Borer, Eastern Coral Snake, Garter Snake, Harlequin Snake, Painted Coral Snake, Rio De Janeiro Coral Snake, South American Coral Snake, FRENCH Corail, D'orvet Corallin, L'orvet Rouge, Micrure Corallin, Micurure, Serpent Corail, Serpent Coral, Serpent Coraux, Serpente De Corail, GALIBI CARIB Ku Rá Li, GERMAN Echte Korallenotter, Echte Korallenschlange, Korallenotter, Korallenschlange, Schlankkorallenotter, Schwarzkopf Korallenschlange, GUARANI Boi Corá, Boicorá, Chumbé Pe, Ibiboca, Mboi Chumbe, Mbói Chumbe De Los Guarenies, Mbói Corá, Mbói Yuyvóvó, Mbói Yvyvovo, Mbóichumbé, HUAMBISA Titigka, MBYá GUARANí Mboi Pytã, MíSKITO Silbiara, MURUI HUITOTO éganio, Egiañó, NIVACLé Yucyucshi, OCAINA Carááraho, OJITLáN CHINANTEC Møh Chi Dság, PAUMARí Bakororo, Kanarava Kaipi, PEñOLES MIXTEC Koonundeve, PORTUGUESE Boicoral, Cobra Corais Verdadeira, Cobra Coral, Cobra Coral De Cabeça Preta, Cobra Coral De Cintas Simples, Cobra Coral Pintada, Cobra Coral Verdadeira, Coral, Coral Verdadeira, Coralina, QUECHUA Manduro, Manduro Machacuy, SAN MATEO DEL MAR HUAVE Ngot Nüt, SHUAR Entsania, Iruntrar Nampéamu, Kayátsakau, Titink, SPANISH Cantil Coral, Cobra Coral, Coral, Coral Amarillo, Coral Cabeza Negra, Coral Canteado, Coral De Canutos, Coral De Ponzoña, Coral Gargantilla, Coral Macho, Coral Negro, Coral Pintada, Coral Pinto, Coral Ponzoña, Coral Rojo, Coral Típica, Coral Venenosa, Coral Verdadeira, Coral Verdadera, Coralilla, Coralilla Mala, Coralillo, Coralillo Mala, Coralillo Ponzoña, Culebra Coral, Culebra Viente Minuto, Gargantilla, Pintada De Todos Los Colores, Serpiente De Coral, Serpiente De Coral Verdadera, Sortijilla, Veradeira, Vibora De Coral, Viente Minuto, SRANAN TONGO Krarasneke, Krarasneki, TABASCO ZOQUE Koraliu, TUPí Boaicorá, Bocorá, Boipinima, Ibiboboca, Ububoca, Ubumboia, ULWA Bil Buka, Bilpirih, UNCODED LANGUAGES Bocora, Boi Cora, Cakycantí, Chiccan, Cobra Coral Pintada, Coral De Cintas Simples, Coral Pintada, Coralina, Culáli, Ibiboca, Mboi Chumbe, Mboi Yvyvovo, Quiakchib, Xop, UNDETERMINED LANGUAGE Naca Naca, Nacanaca, Sirari, WARAO Minare, WAYUU órroria, YANOMáMI Narimuk, Narimukbre, YUKPA Okonátsoro, ZAPOTEC Bel Peson, Beljtao' 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 Micrurus

  • Coral snakes
  • V. Species Micrurus corallinus

  • Painted coral snake
  • VI. snakeID

  • 666
Look up complete taxonomic records of Micrurus corallinus (including synonyms) at THE REPTILE DATABASE (by Peter Uetz et al).