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serpiente de coral

Micrurus coralinus




1 species ID suggestions

Coral snake
Micrurus coralinus Coral snake

16 Comments

HeatherMiller
HeatherMiller 2 years ago

Alonso - "the colors you can read RANA (frog)...rojo,amarillo,negro,amarillo, thats how we now ho is real or not....i hope you understand"
------Wonderful RANA saying. I am glad you translated because I did not know amarillo was yellow. I did know rojo and negro.

In the USA - we use the saying, "Red touch yellow, kill a fellow. Red touch black, friend of Jack (or venom lack)." I have been told on this site by people in other countries, that this RANA is not true of their red/yellow/black snakes.

Also - now that asergio has Suggested an ID - you can change the Unknown to the updated name. "Edit this spotting."

Brandon - I agree with you about this site. It is a diverse, knowledgeable, interesting group. Tons of information to be had by all.

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 2 years ago

Yes HeatherMiller, I once did a extense research on venomous snakes, in order to write a manual for Scout leaders training. Here in Brazil it is allways a possibility to cross paths with these criatures, when we go outdoor.

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 2 years ago

You're welcome! It is a great site, isn't it!

BrandonBlount
BrandonBlount 2 years ago

Very cool information! This is the reason I love this site. So many people with so much knowledge, it's great to learn something new about species that one previously didn't know. :-D Thank you for the info Asergio, Rubens, S Frazier, and Alonso!!

HeatherMiller
HeatherMiller 2 years ago

asergio - You can suggest an ID. You seem to have a lot of info on coral snakes. If people agree, they can click +1. It's a great little tool.

rubens.luciano
rubens.luciano 2 years ago

This one appears at my house, some days ago. http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/735....
It's one of that is called "false coral" in Brazil.

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 2 years ago

The coral snakes found in Brazil usually have the white band instead of a yellow one. Please, check this:

http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/714...

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 2 years ago

It looks like a Micrurus sp. coral snake but it appears white-banded rather than yellow (http://ecolibrary.org/page/dp740). On the other handed the white bands on the Erythrolamprus sp. false coral snake (http://reptile-database.reptarium.cz/spe...) look much more diffuse/not as sharply delineated as in the coral...

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 2 years ago

It's definitely a real coral snake (this name is used, at least in Brazil, to differenciate them from snakes that are very similar, but are not venomous). And now I am sure that it is a Micrurus coralinus.

HemantKumar
HemantKumar 2 years ago

i think it is coral snake only

BrandonBlount
BrandonBlount 2 years ago

Makes sense, I wasn't sure as this is the first I've seen without the yellow banding. If you look closely there is absolutely no yellow on this snake at all, which is what lead me to believe it was a false coral. (according to RANA, this snake does not fall into that saying).

Alonso Garcia
Alonso Garcia 2 years ago

is a real coral......in the colors you can read RANA.(frog)...rojo,amarillo,negro,amarillo,thats how we now ho is real or not....i hope you understand

Alonso Garcia
Alonso Garcia 2 years ago

yes,its a little lizard......

BrandonBlount
BrandonBlount 2 years ago

I believe this is a False Coral Snake of the family Aniliidae, further research is needed to correctly Id the Species. Also a question, it appears it's eating another snake or small lizard of some sort, can you confirm?

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 2 years ago

Real coral snake. Seems to be micrurus coralinus, but I am not sure.

Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Lat: 8.64, Long: -83.16

Spotted on Oct 14, 2010
Submitted on Oct 17, 2011

Spotted for mission

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