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Micrurus nigrocinctus

Central 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 115 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 2000 meter above sea level (a.s.l.) ref

Subspecies & Common Names

Micrurus nigrocinctus  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 Banded Coral Snake, Central American Coral Snake, Common Coral Snake, Coral, Coral Snake, Eastern Coral Snake, Garter Snake, Harlequin Snake, FRENCH Corail, Micrure à Bandes Noires, 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, NICARAGUA CREOLE ENGLISH Babaspul, 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 Centroamericana, Coral Comun, Coral De Canutos, Coral De Ponzoña, Coral Fino, Coral Gargantilla, Coral Macho, Coral Negro, Coral Pinto, Coral Ponzoña, Coral Rojo, Coral Venenosa, Coralilla, Coralilla Mala, Coralillo, Coralillo Mala, Coralillo Ponzoña, Culebra Coral, Culebra Viente Minuto, Gargantilla, Gota Coral, Pachecoi, Pintada De Todos Los Colores, Salviara, Serpiente De Coral, Serpiente De Coral Verdadera, Silbara, Vibora De Coral, Viente Minuto, SRANAN TONGO Krarasneke, Krarasneki, TABASCO ZOQUE Koraliu, TUPí Boipinima, Ibiboboca, Ububoca, Ubumboia, ULWA Bil Buka, Bilpirih, UNCODED LANGUAGES Babaspul, Cakycantí, Chiccan, Culáli, Limlim, Quiakchib, Xop, UNDETERMINED LANGUAGE Lim Lin, Naca Naca, Nacanaca, Sirari, WARAO Minare, WAYUU órroria, YANOMáMI Narimuk, Narimukbre, YUKPA Okonátsoro, ZAPOTEC Bel Peson, Beljtao' ref
Micrurus nigrocinctus nigrocinctus ENGLISH Black Banded Coral Snake, Black Head Coral Snake, Commom Black Banded Coral Snake, Common Central American Coral Snake, SPANISH Coral Centroamericana Común ref
Micrurus nigrocinctus coibensis ENGLISH Coiba Coral Snake, Coiba Island Coral Snake, Coiban Coral Snake, SPANISH Coral De Coiba ref
Micrurus nigrocinctus divaricatus ENGLISH Honduras Coral Snake, SPANISH Coral Hondureña ref
Micrurus nigrocinctus ovandoensis ref
Micrurus nigrocinctus wagneri ref
Micrurus nigrocinctus zunilensis ENGLISH Black Banded Coral Snake, Black Ringed Coral Snake, Zunil Central American Coral Snake, Zunil Coral Snake, SPANISH Coral Negrianillada, Coral Zunilense ref
Micrurus nigrocinctus babaspul ENGLISH Babaspul Coral Snake, Great Corn Island Coral Snake, NICARAGUA CREOLE ENGLISH Babaspul 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 nigrocinctus

  • Central American coral snake
  • VI. snakeID

  • 698
Look up complete taxonomic records of Micrurus nigrocinctus (including synonyms) at THE REPTILE DATABASE (by Peter Uetz et al).