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Micrurus spixii

Amazon Coral Snake

Venomous 💀💀💀💀 Very dangerous bite ref
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Warning. 

This species is described as "highly irritable", it can reportedly bite even through thick clothing.
  • Length Adult

  • up to 160 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 1200 meter above sea level (a.s.l.) ref

Subspecies & Common Names

Micrurus spixii  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 Amazon Coral Snake, Amazonian Coral Snake, American Coral Snake, Bead And Coral, Black Head Amazonian Coral Snake, Common Coral Snake, Coral, Coral Snake, Eastern Coral Snake, Garter Snake, Harlequin Snake, Martius's Coral Snake, South American Coral Snake, FRENCH Corail, Microur De Spix, Micrure De Spix, Micurure, Serpent Corail, Serpent Coral, Serpent Coraux, GALIBI CARIB Ku Rá Li, GERMAN Amazonas Korallenschlange, 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, Cobra Coral Amazonica De Cabeça Preta, Cobra Coral De Pescoço Amarelo, 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, Coral Amazónica De Cabeza Negra, Coral Cabeza Negra, Coral Canteado, Coral De Canutos, Coral De Ponzoña, Coral De Spix, Coral Gargantilla, Coral Macho, Coral Negro, Coral Pinto, Coral Ponzoña, Coral Rojo, Coral Venenosa, Coral Venosa, Coralilla, Coralilla Mala, Coralillo, Coralillo Mala, Coralillo Ponzoña, Culebra Coral, Culebra Viente Minuto, Gargantilla, Pintada De Todos Los Colores, Serpiente Coral, Serpiente De Coral, Serpiente De Coral Verdadera, Vibora De Coral, Viente Minuto, SRANAN TONGO Krarasneke, Krarasneki, TABASCO ZOQUE Koraliu, TUPí Boichimbeguaçu, Boipinima, Boitimbeguaçu, Chumbéguaça, Chumbéguaçu, Ibiboboca, Ububoca, Ubumboia, ULWA Bil Buka, Bilpirih, UNCODED LANGUAGES Acavai, Cakycantí, Chiccan, Culáli, Huayamacaicha, Naca Naca, Quiakchib, Xop, UNDETERMINED LANGUAGE Naca Naca, Nacanaca, Sirari, WARAO Minare, WAYUU Acauai, Acavai, órroria, YANOMáMI Narimuk, Narimukbre, YUKPA Okonátsoro, ZAPOTEC Bel Peson, Beljtao' ref
Micrurus spixii spixii DUTCH Reisen Korallenottern, ENGLISH Central Amazon Coral Snake, Spix's Coral Snake, PORTUGUESE Cobra Coral Da Amazonia Central, Cobra Coral De Pescoço Amarelo, SPANISH Coral De Amazona Central, TUPí Chumbéguaçu ref
Micrurus spixii martiusi 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 spixii

  • Amazon coral snake
  • VI. snakeID

  • 718
Look up complete taxonomic records of Micrurus spixii (including synonyms) at THE REPTILE DATABASE (by Peter Uetz et al).