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Micrurus frontalis

Southern 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 164 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 700 meter above sea level (a.s.l.) ref

Subspecies & Common Names

Micrurus frontalis  ACHUAR-SHIWIAR Titínkia, Wéeka Napíri, Wéeka Nukúri, AGUARUNA Itigkía, AMAHUACA Máxu Róno, AYMARA Mullut'uma, Mullutuma, 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, Brazilian Giant Coral Snake, Cerrado Coral Snake, Common Coral Snake, Coral, Coral Snake, Eastern Coral Snake, Garter Snake, Giant Coral Snake, Harlequin Snake, Many Banded Coral Snake, Short Tail Coral Snake, Southern Coral Snake, Southern Many Banded Coral Snake, Speckled Snake, FRENCH Corail, Micrure Frontal, Micurure, Serpent Corail, Serpent Coral, Serpent Coraux, GALIBI CARIB Ku Rá Li, GERMAN Brasilianische Korallenotter, Echte Korallenotter, Echte Korallenschlange, Korallenotter, Korallenschlange, Schlankkorallenotter, GUARANI Boi Chumbe, Boi Corá, Boicorá, Chumbé Pe, Ibiboca, Mboi Chumbe, Mbói Chumbe Guazú, Mbói Corá, Mbói Yuyuvovó, 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 Brasileira Gigante, Cobra Coral Comum, Cobra Coral De Muitos Aneis, Cobra Coral De Rabo Curto, Cobra Coral Do Cerrado, Cobra Coral Do Sul, Cobra Coral Meridional, Cobra Coral Paranaense, Cobra Coral Serrana, Cobra Coral Verdadeira, Cobra Coral Verdadeira De São Paulo, Coral, Coral Coral Corta, Coral Verdadeira, QUECHUA Manduro, Manduro Machacuy, Tanta Micha, SAN MATEO DEL MAR HUAVE Ngot Nüt, SHUAR Entsania, Iruntrar Nampéamu, Kayátsakau, Titink, SPANISH Cantil Coral, Cobra Coral, Coral, Coral Amarillo, Coral Brasileña Gigante, Coral Cabeza Negra, Coral Canteado, Coral Cola Corta, Coral De Canutos, Coral De Ponzoña, Coral Gargantilla, Coral Macho, Coral Negro, Coral Pinto, Coral Ponzoña, Coral Rojo, Coral Venenosa, Coral Venonosa, Coral Verdadera, Coralilla, Coralilla Mala, Coralillo, Coralillo Mala, Coralillo Ponzoña, Culebra Coral, Culebra Viente Minuto, Gargantilla, Mil Colores, Pan Mezquino, Pintada De Todos Los Colores, Serpiente De Coral, Serpiente De Coral Verdadera, Tres Colores, Vibora De Coral, Viente Minuto, SRANAN TONGO Krarasneke, Krarasneki, TABASCO ZOQUE Koraliu, TUPí Boipinima, Ibiboboca, Ububoca, Ubumboia, ULWA Bil Buka, Bilpirih, UNCODED LANGUAGES Boipinima, Cakycantí, Chiccan, Culáli, 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 frontalis

  • Southern coral snake
  • VI. snakeID

  • 676
Look up complete taxonomic records of Micrurus frontalis (including synonyms) at THE REPTILE DATABASE (by Peter Uetz et al).