Aspidelaps lubricus

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Cape coral snake
Aspidelaps lubricus
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Cape coral snake
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Elapidae
Genus: Aspidelaps
(Laurenti, 1768)[1][2]
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blue - A. lubricus
green - A. scutatus

Cape coral snake (Aspidelaps lubricus) is a species of venomous elapid snake found in parts of southern Africa.[2]


Subspecies Taxon author Common name Geographic range
A. l. lubricus (Laurenti, 1768)[1] Cape coral snake Cape Province, Orange Free State (South Africa)
A. l. cowlesi Bogert, 1940[1] Cowle's shield snake Southern Angola, northern Namibia


  1. ^ a b c "Aspidelaps lubricus (Laurenti, 1768)". The Reptile Database. Reptile Database. Retrieved 16 February 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Aspidelaps lubricus". ITIS Standard Report Page. Retrieved 16 February 2012. 

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