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Coral Snake


Coral Snake


They say it is venomous.

2 Species ID Suggestions

false coral snake
Aniliidae Anilius - Wikipedia
Jae 2 years ago
Barred coral snake
Hemibungarus calligaster Hemibungarus calligaster - Wikipedia

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Tukup 2 years ago

Okay Ling. There is the answer to your question. It is a coral snake. It would be nice if you could update the name and data from the comments below. The edit link is right below your pictures. Good job and welcome to Project Noah. If you need help editing your spotting, just ask here and I can walk you through it. You can also join different missions and post your pictures there. The one for coral snakes can be found here May you post many more pictures from your corner of the world.

Tukup 2 years ago

Thanks for the clues ornithoptera and Jae. Snakes is the only thing I am very confident on, and even then I make mistakes. But it is fun tracking down classifications on any organism.

Jae 2 years ago

Thank you for sharing your knowledge and expertise, Tukup.

Ornithoptera80 2 years ago

I would agree with you on The suggestion Tukup.

Tukup 2 years ago

Hi Ling. That didn't take long. I traced down Jae's suggestion and he was right on. Here is a link:
Jae, if you get this, go ahead and make an official suggestion. Although it has a lot of similarities to Ornithoptera's suggestion, it is indeed a Hemibungarus calligaster (juvenile). Again Ling, great spotting.

Tukup 2 years ago

HI Ling. As stated, although there are a lot of similarities with the Anilius, that is restricted to S.America. Asian genus Cylindrophis was formerly in Anilius, but was raised to a separate family, Cylindrophiidae. I think this may be the best bet. All the information you provided to Antonio is excellent and needed for an ID. You could add that in the description and habitat sections of your spotting. Great observations. I'm going to follow up Jae's suggestion too. I'd like to know if it is a coral, as I just started a mission for Coral Snakes of the World, and if this is one, I'd like to have it posted there :-) Anyway, great catch.

Jae 3 years ago

Hello Ling,
Thank you for sharing your spotting. I'm not certain which species of snake you have captured as I am no expert, however I found a link with a similar looking snake which had been identified as a juvenile barred coral snake (Hemibungarus calligaster). I do know for certain that the ID suggestion made isn't a correct one. Anilius species can only be found in South America. Here is the link I found:

Anyway good luck in your search for an ID.

Ling 3 years ago

Good day, Mr. Antonion Ginja.
The one that I caught is orange (full body) with several black rings on top of the orange color.
It is different to the ones in color red or yellow.
Is it still still a "false coral snake"?
Besides, I caught the snake just outside our house. We live on a hill about 100 km from the nearest beach in the Philippines.
Please advice me further.

Thanks a lot.

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Rizal, Philippines

Spotted on Sep 23, 2019
Submitted on Sep 25, 2019

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