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Micrurus tener

Texas Coral Snake

Venomous 💀💀💀💀 Very dangerous bite ref
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Warning. 

Snake potently venomou, but bite cause only minimal trauma at bite site. This and a slow onset of effects may delay medical treatment which can be fatal to bite victim. There are melanistic color variations of this snake, that can lead to misidentification.
  • Length Adult

  • up to 122 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 tener  ACHUAR-SHIWIAR Titínkia, Wéeka Napíri, Wéeka Nukúri, AGUARUNA Itigkía, ALABAMA Kolkohkachinto, 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, Barber Pole Snake, Bead And Coral, Bead Snake, Candy Stick, Candy Stick Garter Snake, Common Coral Snake, Coral, Coral Adder, Coral Snake, Corn Snake, Eastern Coral Snake, Fitzinger's Coral Snake, Garter Snake, Guanajuato Coral Snake, Harlequin, Harlequin Snake, Jointed Snake, Potosi Coral Snake, Spotted Coral Snake, Tampico Coral Snake, Tawny Harlequin Snake, Texas Coral Snake, Texas Harlequin Snake, Thunder And Lightning Snake, Thunder Snake, Western Coral Snake, FRENCH Corail, Micurure, Serpent Corail, Serpent Coral, Serpent Coraux, GALIBI CARIB Ku Rá Li, GERMAN Echte Korallenotter, Echte Korallenschlange, Korallenotter, Korallenschlange, Schlankkorallenotter, Texas Korallenotter, Texas 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 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 De Canutos, Coral De Fitzinger, Coral De Ponzoña, Coral De Tampico, Coral Gargantilla, Coral Macho, Coral Negro, Coral Pinto, Coral Ponzoña, Coral Potosíno, Coral Rojo, Coral Texano, Coral Venenosa, Coralilla, Coralilla Mala, Coralillo, Coralillo De Gunajuato, Coralillo De Tampico, Coralillo Mala, Coralillo Manchado, Coralillo Ponzoña, Coralillo Tejano, 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 Boipinima, Ibiboboca, Ububoca, Ubumboia, ULWA Bil Buka, Bilpirih, UNCODED LANGUAGES Cakycantí, Chiccan, Culáli, Kolkohkachinto, Quiakchib, Xop, UNDETERMINED LANGUAGE Naca Naca, Nacanaca, Sirari, WARAO Minare, WAYUU órroria, YANOMáMI Narimuk, Narimukbre, YUKPA Okonátsoro, ZAPOTEC Bel Peson, Beljtao' ref
Micrurus tener tener ref
Micrurus tener maculatus ref
Micrurus tener microgalbineus ref
Micrurus tener fitzingeri ref
Micrurus tener tamaulipensis 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 tener

  • Texas coral snake
  • VI. snakeID

  • 725
Look up complete taxonomic records of Micrurus tener (including synonyms) at THE REPTILE DATABASE (by Peter Uetz et al).