We have a new website, please check snakeDB.org! It's much faster & nicer than the old version!

Micrurus mipartitus

Redtail Coral Snake

Venomous 💀💀💀💀 Very dangerous bite ref
Images automatically provided by Flickr & iNaturalist. Sporadic false assignment does occur.

Warning. 

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

  • up to 120 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

1400 to 2400 meter above sea level (a.s.l.) ref

Subspecies & Common Names

Micrurus mipartitus  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, Black Ringed Coral Snake, Common Coral Snake, Coral, Coral Snake, Eastern Coral Snake, Garter Snake, Harlequin Snake, Many Banded Coral Snake, Mountain Coral Snake, Red Tail Coral Snake, Red Tailed Coral Snake, Redtail Coral Snake, Roze's Coral Snake, Venezuelan Red Tail Coral Snake, FRENCH Corail, Micrure Miparti, 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 Cabeza De Chocho, Candelilla, Cantil Coral, Coral, Coral Amarillo, Coral Bicolor, Coral Cabeza De Choco, Coral Cabeza Negra, Coral Canteado, Coral De Canutos, Coral De Cola Roja, Coral De Ponzoña, Coral Gargantilla, Coral Macho, Coral Montanera, Coral Negro, Coral Pinto, Coral Ponzoña, Coral Rabo De Aji, Coral Rabo De Candela, Coral Rojo, Coral Venenosa, Coral Verdadera, Coralilla, Coralilla Mala, Coralillo, Coralillo Mala, Coralillo Ponzoña, Culebra Coral, Culebra Viente Minuto, Gargantilla, Mataganado, Matagatos, Pintada De Todos Los Colores, Rabo De Ají, Rabo De Candela, Rabo De Candela Semipartitus, Rabo De Candela Venezolana, 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, Metagato, Quiakchib, Xop, UNDETERMINED LANGUAGE Naca Naca, Nacanaca, Sirari, WARAO Minare, WAYUU órroria, YANOMáMI Narimuk, Narimukbre, YUKPA Okonátsoro, ZAPOTEC Bel Peson, Beljtao' ref
Micrurus mipartitus mipartitus ENGLISH Black Ringed Coral Snake, Pacific Red Tail Coral Snake, SPANISH Coral Rabo De Candela, Rabo De Ají, Rabo De Candela Pacífico ref
Micrurus mipartitus decussatus ENGLISH Andean Red Tail Coral Snake, SPANISH Cabeza De Chocho, Coral Cabeza De Chocho, Rabo De Ají, Rabo De Ají Andina, Rabo De Candela Andina ref
Micrurus mipartitus popayanensis ENGLISH Popayán Red Tail Coral Snake, SPANISH Rabo De Ají Payanés ref
Micrurus mipartitus rozei ref
Micrurus mipartitus anomalus ENGLISH Santa Marta Red Tail Coral Snake, SPANISH Coral De Santa Marta, Rabo De Ají, Rabo De Candela Santamartense 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 mipartitus

  • Redtail coral snake
  • VI. snakeID

  • 691
Look up complete taxonomic records of Micrurus mipartitus (including synonyms) at THE REPTILE DATABASE (by Peter Uetz et al).