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Blue Coral Snake

The blue coral snake is a spectacularly colorful snake species that are found in several Southeast Asian countries. This snake is venomous and has 3 distinct subspecies.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Serpentes
    Family Elapidae
    Genus Calliophis
    Species C. bivirgata
    Scientific Name Calliophis bivirgata

    Other Names Blue Malayan coral snake, Ngoo bik thong dang
    Length Up to 180 cm
    Coloration Head, belly and tail regions are solid orange-red or red, while the dorsal and ventral parts are dark blue gray, while the two sides are cyan
    Distribution Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Burma
    Habitat Prefers to live in dense woody and marsh areas of primary and secondary rainforest
    Diet Other snakes, lizards, frogs, birds
    Venom Fact Venomous
    Breeding Season Monsoon
    Clutch Size 1-3 eggs
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on September 9th 2017 by under Snakes. Article was last reviewed on 14th June 2019.

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