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Coral Snake

Micrurus corallinus


This coral snake was spotted on a rural road. Apparently it is injured in the "neck" region. It fled and camouflaged itself in the ground foliage.


Rural area


To differentiate the true coral from the false coral it is necessary to evaluate the dentition, being impossible to do it only by the color pattern.

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FernandoMSoares 10 months ago

Thank you! Hope send more fotos soon!

Tukup 10 months ago

Thanks Fernando. I appreciate it. It looks like you have a great mix of spottings I'm going to enjoy browsing through. Thanks again.

Tukup 10 months ago

Hi Fernando. The Coral Snake mission is up and running. You can find it here: I'd be honored it you could add your snake from the other side of the continent. I'm sure I'll never see one here in Ecuador. Thanks.

Tukup 11 months ago

Hi Fernando. Too bad for the snake, but good job in taking the photos. You have correctly identified it. Of the 17 corals snakes in Brazil, by color it could only be M. langsdorffi, or M. corallinus. M. langsdorffi is only found in Eastern Brazil, but your spotting is right in the middle of the range for M. corallinus. Again, good job. Thanks for sharing. I am in the process of starting a mission for Coral Snakes of the World. I will let you know when it is up and running. I would appreciate you adding this species if interested..

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São Paulo, Brazil

Spotted on Jan 18, 2020
Submitted on Jan 18, 2020

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