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Micrurus obscurus

Bolivian 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 120 cm ref
  • Length Newborn

  • unknown
  • Reproduction

  • unknown ref
  • Pupil Shape (when closed!)

  • unknown ref
  • Fangs

  • fixed ref front-fanged ref

Subspecies & Common Names

Micrurus obscurus  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 Amazonian Coral Snake, American Coral Snake, Bead And Coral, Big Black Neck Amazonian Coral Snake, Black Necked Amazonian Coral Snake, Bolivian Amazonian Coral Snake, Bolivian Coral Snake, Common Coral Snake, Coral, Coral Snake, Eastern Coral Snake, Garter Snake, Harlequin Snake, Western Amazon Coral Snake, FRENCH Corail, Micurure, Serpent Corail, Serpent Coral, Serpent Coraux, GALIBI CARIB Ku Rá Li, GERMAN Dunkle Riesenkorallenotter, 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 Amazonica Boliviana, Cobra Coral Amazonica Pescoço Preta, 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 Amazónica Boliviana, Coral Amazónica Cuello Negro, Coral Cabeza Negra, Coral Canteado, Coral De Canutos, Coral De Ponzoña, Coral Gargantilla, Coral Grande De Nuca Negra, 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, 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 Boichumbeguaçu, Boipinima, Chumbéguaçu, Ibiboboca, Ububoca, Ubumboia, ULWA Bil Buka, Bilpirih, UNCODED LANGUAGES Cakycantí, Chiccan, Culáli, Quiakchib, Xop, UNDETERMINED LANGUAGE Cháquira, Itinkia, 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 obscurus

  • Bolivian coral snake
  • VI. snakeID

  • 699
Look up complete taxonomic records of Micrurus obscurus (including synonyms) at THE REPTILE DATABASE (by Peter Uetz et al).