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Micrurus surinamensis

Aquatic 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 135 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 600 meter above sea level (a.s.l.) ref

Subspecies & Common Names

Micrurus surinamensis  ACHUAR-SHIWIAR Titínkia, Wéeka Napíri, Wéeka Nukúri, AFRIKAANS Koraalslang, AGUARUNA Itigkía, AMAHUACA Máxu Róno, AYMARA Mullut'uma, BAURE Gagerese, Hipagueneca, BORA Cáábuú, BORDER KUNA Masarnaibe, BULGARIAN Kraka Sneki, 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 Koraalslang, Korlaschlang, Kraalslang, ENGLISH Amazonian Aquatic Coral Snake, American Coral Snake, Aquatic Coral Snake, Bead And Coral, Common Coral Snake, Coral, Coral Snake, Eastern Coral Snake, Garter Snake, Harlequin Snake, Red Head Coral Snake, Suriname Coral Snake, Suriname Snake, FRENCH Corail, Micrure Du Surinam, Micurure, Serpent Corail, Serpent Coral, Serpent Coraux, GALIBI CARIB Ku Rá Li, Wata Mio, GERMAN Echte Korallenotter, Echte Korallenschlange, Korallenotter, Korallenschlange, Schlankkorallenotter, Wasser Korallenschlange, 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 Aquatica, Cobra Coral Aquática Amazonica, Cobra Coral Aquatica Venezuelana, Cobra Coral De Cabeça Vermelha, 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, Cobra Coral Aquatica, Coral, Coral Amarillo, Coral Cabeza Negra, Coral Canteado, Coral Culebra De Agua, Coral De Agua, Coral De Agua Amazónica, Coral De Canutos, Coral De Ponzoña, 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 De Agua, Culebra Del Agua, Culebra Viente Minuto, Gargantilla, Naca Naca De Agua, 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 Boichumbeguaçu, Boipinima, Ibiboboca, Ububoca, Ubumboia, ULWA Bil Buka, Bilpirih, UNCODED LANGUAGES Boichumbeguacu, Cakycantí, Chiccan, Culáli, Himeralli, Itinkia, Krarasneke, Naca Naca, Quiakchib, Wata Mio, Xop, UNDETERMINED LANGUAGE Himeralli, Itinkia, Naca Naca, Nacanaca, Sirari, WARAO Minare, WAYUU órroria, YANOMáMI Nanimak, 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 surinamensis

  • Aquatic coral snake
  • VI. snakeID

  • 723
Look up complete taxonomic records of Micrurus surinamensis (including synonyms) at THE REPTILE DATABASE (by Peter Uetz et al).