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Micrurus distans

West Mexican 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 108 cm ref
  • Length Newborn

  • unknown
  • Reproduction

  • unknown ref
  • Pupil Shape (when closed!)

  • round (or oval) ref
  • Fangs

  • fixed ref front-fanged ref
  • Teeth/Fang Length

  • 2.4 mm ref

Altitude range

Vertical distribution

0 to 2200 meter above sea level (a.s.l.) ref

Subspecies & Common Names

Micrurus distans  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, Broadbanded Coral Snake, Clear Banded Coral Snake, Common Coral Snake, Coral, Coral Snake, Eastern Coral Snake, Garter Snake, Harlequin Snake, West Coast Coral Snake, West Mexican Coral Snake, FRENCH Corail, Micrurue De Kennicott, Micurure, Serpent Corail, Serpent Coral, Serpent Coraux, GALIBI CARIB Ku Rá Li, GERMAN Echte Korallenotter, Echte Korallenschlange, Korallenotter, Korallenschlange, Schlankkorallenotter, GUARANI Boi Corá, Chumbé Pe, Ibiboca, Mbói Corá, Mbói Yuyvóvó, 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 Verdadeira, Coral, Coral Verdadeira, QUECHUA Manduro, Manduro Machacuy, SAN MATEO DEL MAR HUAVE Ngot Nüt, SHUAR Entsania, Iruntrar Nampéamu, Kayátsakau, Titink, SPANISH Cantil Coral, Coral, Coral Amarillo, Coral Cabeza Negra, Coral Canteado, Coral De Canutos, Coral De Ponzoña, Coral Del Oeste Mexicana, Coral Gargantilla, Coral Macho, Coral Negro, Coral Pinto, Coral Ponzoña, Coral Rojo, Coral Venenosa, Coralilla, Coralilla Bandas Claras, 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, Vibora De Coral, Viente Minuto, SRANAN TONGO Krarasneke, Krarasneki, TABASCO ZOQUE Koraliu, TUPí Boipinima, Ibiboboca, Ububoca, Ubumboia, ULWA Bil Buka, Bilpirih, UNCODED LANGUAGES Cakycantí, Chiccan, Culáli, Quiakchib, Xop, UNDETERMINED LANGUAGE Naca Naca, Nacanaca, Sirari, WARAO Minare, WAYUU órroria, YANOMáMI Narimuk, Narimukbre, YUKPA Okonátsoro, ZAPOTEC Bel Peson, Beljtao' ref
Micrurus distans distans ENGLISH Broadbanded Coral Snake, Common Clear Banded Coral Snake, West Mexican Coral Snake, SPANISH Coral Del Oeste Mexicana, Coralilla Bandas Claras Común ref
Micrurus distans oliveri ENGLISH Colima Clear Banded Coral Snake, Oliver's Coral Snake, SPANISH Coral Bandas Claras Colimense, Coral De Oliver, Coralillo ref
Micrurus distans zweifeli ENGLISH Zweifel's Coral Snake, SPANISH Coral De Zweifel, Coralilla De Zweifel ref
Micrurus distans michoacanensis ENGLISH Balsas Basin Coral Snake, Michoacán Clear Banded Coral Snake, Michoacán Coral Snake, SPANISH Coral De Michoacán, Coralilla Bandas Claras Michoacana 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 distans

  • West Mexican coral snake
  • VI. snakeID

  • 671
Look up complete taxonomic records of Micrurus distans (including synonyms) at THE REPTILE DATABASE (by Peter Uetz et al).