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Texas Coral Snake

The Texas Coral Snake is common in USA and Mexico. These are highly venomous reptiles with four distinct subspecies. Typically, the males are smaller than the females.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Subphylum Vertebrata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Serpentes
    Family Elapidae
    Genus Micrurus
    Scientific Name Micrurus tener

    Length Around 24 inches (specimens as long as 40 inches have also been found)
    Color Alternating black and red bandings seperated by yellow rings
    Distribution Southern United States and northeastern and central Mexico
    Habitat Diverse habitat
    Diet Other snakes, small fossorial animals, small lizards (but rarely rodents)
    Venom Fact Venomous (death cases are rarely reported)
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous
    Litter Size Up to 3 eggs
    IUCN Conservation Status LC

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    Published on December 31st 2016 by under Snakes. Article was last reviewed on 24th August 2019.

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