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Red Coffee Snake

The red coffee snakes are known for their bright coloration. These are mostly land-dwelling reptiles and are non-venomous. They rarely bite humans. As a way of natural defense, they have a close resemblance to poisonous coral reef snakes.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Serpentes
    Family Colubridae
    Genus Ninia
    Species N. sebae
    Scientific Name Ninia sebae

    Other Names Redback coffee snake
    Length Up to 40 cm
    Coloration Brownish maroon to reddish body with thin dark rings all over the body; a denser dark ring is present around the neck region; the head is slightly yellow with the nostril area being black
    Distribution Mexico and Central America
    Habitat Woody lands, tropical dry and rain forests; usually prefers living in leaf litter and under logs
    Diet Small to medium-sized vertebrates and reptiles, mice, insects, frogs
    Venom Fact Nonvenomous
    Clutch Size 1-4 eggs per clutch
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous

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    Published on December 27th 2017 by under Snakes. Article was last reviewed on 14th June 2019.

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