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Cape Coral Snake

The Cape Coral Snake is a venomous South African snake that belongs to the elapid group. They are nocturnal and are also kept as pets, however, very little is known about the type of their venom.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Serpentes
    Family Elapidae
    Genus Aspidelaps
    Scientific Name Aspidelaps lubricus

    Length 1.6-2.0 feet
    Color Alternating bands of red-orange to yellow and black
    Distribution South Africa (from the regions of Karoo, Cape Province, all the way up into Namibia)
    Habitat Arid regions, like deserts and rocky/sandy ecosystems
    Diet Preys particularly on lizards, but also hunt vertebrates like legless skinks, small rodents and occasionally other snakes
    Venom Fact Venomous
    Breeding Season Summer
    Clutch Size 3-11 eggs
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)

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    Published on January 2nd 2017 by under Snakes. Article was last reviewed on 13th June 2019.

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