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Micrurus lemniscatus

South American 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 145 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 1000 meter above sea level (a.s.l.) ref

Subspecies & Common Names

Micrurus lemniscatus  ACHUAR-SHIWIAR Titínkia, Wéeka Napíri, Wéeka Nukúri, AGUARUNA Itigkía, AKAWAIO Kamung, Koo Mung, 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, COFáN Tunto, COLORADO Huin Piní, DUTCH Koraalslang, Korlaschlang, Kraalslang, Krarasneke, Zuid Amerikaanse Koraalslang, ENGLISH American Coral Snake, Argentinian Coral Snake, Bead And Coral, Bolivian Coral Snake, Bolivian Triad Coral Snake, Common Coral Snake, Coral, Coral Snake, Eastern Coral Snake, Garter Snake, Harlequin Snake, Hot Bead Snake, Large Coral, Large Coral Snake, Ribbon Coral Snake, South American Coral Snake, Tricolored Coral Snake, FRENCH Corail, Micrure è Front Fascié, Micrure Galonné, Micurure, Serpent Corail, Serpent Coral, Serpent Coraux, GALIBI CARIB Ku Rá Li, Wa`toimo, GERMAN Echte Korallenotter, Echte Korallenschlange, Große Korallenschlange, Korallenotter, Korallenschlange, Schlankkorallenotter, GUARANI Boi Corá, Boicorá, Chumbé Pe, Ibiboca, Mboi Chumbe, Mbói Chumbe Guazú, Mbói Corá, Mbói Yuyvóvó, Mbóichumbé, GUIANESE CREOLE FRENCH Hot Bead Snake, GUYANI Maccouracourra, 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 Faixas, 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 Acintada, Coral Amarillo, Coral Cabeza Negra, Coral Canteado, Coral De Canutos, Coral De Ponzoña, Coral Gargantilla, Coral Macho, Coral Negro, Coral Pinto, Coral Ponzoña, Coral Rojo, Coral Tricolor Boliviana, Coral Venenosa, 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, Vibora De Coral, Viente Minuto, SRANAN TONGO Krarasneke, Krarasneki, TABASCO ZOQUE Koraliu, TUPí Boichimbeguaçu, Boichumbe Guaçu, Boichumbeguaçu, Boipinima, Boitimbeguaçu, Ibiboboca, Ububoca, Ubumboia, ULWA Bil Buka, Bilpirih, UNCODED LANGUAGES Boi Cora, Boichumbeguacu, Cakycantí, Chiccan, Culáli, Ibiboboca, Juba, Kamung, Koo Mung, Maccourracourra, Quiakchib, Xop, UNDETERMINED LANGUAGE Naca Naca, Nacanaca, Sirari, WARAO Juba, Minare, WAYUU órroria, YANOMáMI Narimuk, Narimukbre, YUKPA Okonátsoro, ZAPOTEC Bel Peson, Beljtao' ref
Micrurus lemniscatus lemniscatus ENGLISH Earth Borer, Flat Snouted Big Coral Snake, Flat Snouted Big Snake, Guiana Ribbon Snake, Guiana's Ribbon Coral Snake, Lemniscated Snake, South American Coral Snake, FRENCH Serpent Corail, GALIBI CARIB Wata Mio, PORTUGUESE Cobra Coral, Cobra Coral De Faixas De Guianas, SPANISH Coral Acintada Guayanesa, SRANAN TONGO Krarasneki, TUPí Boi Chumbeguassu, Boichimbeguaçu ref
Micrurus lemniscatus diutius ENGLISH Coral Snake, Coral Snake (female), Female Coral, Large Coral Snake, Trinidad Ribbon Coral Snake, FRENCH Corail, Serpent Corail, GALIBI CARIB Wata Mio, GUARANI Ibiboca, PORTUGUESE Cobra Coral, Cobra Coral De Faixas De Trinidad, SPANISH Coral Acintada Trinitaria, Coral De Cinta, SRANAN TONGO Krarasneki, TRINIDADIAN CREOLE ENGLISH Coreuil, TUPí Boichimbeguaçu ref
Micrurus lemniscatus frontifasciatus ref
Micrurus lemniscatus helleri ENGLISH Heller's Coral Snake, South American Coral Snake, Western Ribbon Coral Snake, GUARANI Ibiboca, PORTUGUESE Cobra Coral De Faixas Ocidental, SPANISH Coral Acintada Occidental, Coral De Cinta, TUPí Boichumbeguaçu, Ibiboboca, UNDETERMINED LANGUAGE Naca Naca ref
Micrurus lemniscatus carvalhoi ENGLISH Brazilian Ribbon Coral Snake, Carvajal's Coral Snake, Carvalho's Coral Snake, PORTUGUESE Cobra Coral De Faixas Brasileira, SPANISH Coral Acintada Brasilera, TUPí Boichumbeguaçu 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 lemniscatus

  • South American coral snake
  • VI. snakeID

  • 685
Look up complete taxonomic records of Micrurus lemniscatus (including synonyms) at THE REPTILE DATABASE (by Peter Uetz et al).