Micrurus corallinus

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Micrurus corallinus
Coral (Microrus coralinnus.jpg
Micrurus corallinus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Elapidae
Genus: Micrurus
Species: M. corallinus
Binomial name
Micrurus corallinus
(Merrem, 1820)

Elaps corallinus

Micrurus corallinus is a species of venomous elapid snake native to Brazil, Argentina, and Paraguay.[1] There are no recognized subspecies.[2]

Common names[edit]

Common names of this species include painted coral snake, cobra coral pintada,[2] mboi-chumbe, vibora de coral, boicora, bocora, coral-verdadeira, ibiboboca, and mboi-yvyvovo.[1]


The painted coral snake is a medium-sized tri-colored snake which can grow to 98 cm (39 in), but most are closer to 65 cm (26 in) to 85 cm (33 in).[1]

Distribution and habitat[edit]

Its range includes Brazil (Rio Grande do Sul, Rio Grande do Norte, Bahia, Santa Catarina, Espírito Santo), northeastern Argentina, (Misiones), and Paraguay. It is mainly found in the Amazon basin in tropical deciduous and evergreen forest at elevations ranging from sea level to 500 m.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d AFBMP. "Micrurus corallinus". AFBMP Living Hazards Database. AFBMP. Retrieved 2011-10-15. 
  2. ^ a b Micrurus corallinus. The Reptile Database.