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Micrurus hemprichii

Hemprich's 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 92 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 1600 meter above sea level (a.s.l.) ref

Subspecies & Common Names

Micrurus hemprichii  ACHUAR-SHIWIAR Titínkia, Wéeka Napíri, Wéeka Nukúri, AGUARUNA Itigkía, AMAHUACA Máxu Róno, AYMARA Mullut'uma, BAURE Gagerese, Hipagueneca, BORA Cáábuú, BORDER KUNA Masarnaibe, BOSNIAN Kraralsneke, BULGARIAN Kraka Sneki, 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, Kraalslange, ENGLISH American Coral Snake, Bead And Coral, Common Coral Snake, Coral, Coral Snake, Eastern Coral Snake, Eastern Hemprich's Coral Snake, Eastern Worm Eating Coral Snake, Garter Snake, Harlequin Snake, Hemprich's Coral Snake, Rondo Coral Snake, Rondonia Coral Snake, Worm Eating Coral Snake, FRENCH Corail, Micrure D'Hemprich, Micurure, Serpent Corail, Serpent Coral, Serpent Coraux, GALIBI CARIB Ku Rá Li, Watamio, GERMAN Echte Korallenotter, Echte Korallenschlange, Hemprichs Korallenschlange, Korallenotter, Korallenschlange, Schlankkorallenotter, GUARANI Boi Corá, Chumbé Pe, Ibiboca, Mbói Corá, Mbói Yuyvóvó, Mbóichumbé, HUAMBISA Titigka, JAVANESE Nanim Uxirimake, 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 Rondônia, Cobra Coral Escura, Cobra Coral Lombrigueira, Cobra Coral Lombrigueira Oriental, 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, Cobra Coral, Coral, Coral Amarillo, Coral Cabeza Negra, Coral Canteado, Coral De Canutos, Coral De Hemprich, Coral De Ponzoña, Coral De Ponzona De Mocoa, Coral Gargantilla, Coral Lumbricera, Coral Macho, Coral Negro, Coral Pinto, Coral Ponzoña, Coral Rojo, Coral Venenosa, Coral Verdadero, Coralilla, Coralilla Mala, Coralillo, Coralillo Mala, Coralillo Ponzoña, Culebra Coral, Culebra Viente Minuto, Gargantilla, Lombricera Oriental, 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, Naca Naca, Nanimuxirimkyk, Quiakchib, T'dadema, Watamio, Xop, UNDETERMINED LANGUAGE Naca Naca, Nacanaca, Sirari, WARAO Minare, WAYUU órroria, YANOMáMI Nanim Uxirimake, Nanim Uxirimkyk, Narimuk, Narimukbre, YUKPA Okonátsoro, ZAPOTEC Bel Peson, Beljtao' ref
Micrurus hemprichii hemprichii ref
Micrurus hemprichii ortoni ENGLISH Orange Ringed Coral Snake, Orton's Coral Snake, Western Hemprich's Coral Snake, Western Worm Eating Coral Snake, PORTUGUESE Cobra Coral Escura, Cobra Coral Lombrigueira Occidental, SPANISH Coral De Hemprich, Coral De Ponzona De Mocoa, Coralillo, Lombricera Occidental, UNDETERMINED LANGUAGE Naca Naca 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 hemprichii

  • Hemprich's coral snake
  • VI. snakeID

  • 678
Look up complete taxonomic records of Micrurus hemprichii (including synonyms) at THE REPTILE DATABASE (by Peter Uetz et al).