Variable Coral Snake

The Variable Coral Snake is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

You can see a Variable Coral Snake at the bottom of the picture (a False Coral at the top, one we don't have here) at More

rather the Variable Coral Snake which, as the name suggests, is very variable. Add in undeveloped patterns of immature individuals - and Paulino's snake was small enough to be a young one - and geographic variation, and IDing gets hard. More

Common names

Atlantic coral snake in English - English
Serpiente-coralillo variable in Spanish - espaƱol
Variable Coral Snake in English - English

Order : Squamata
Family : Elapidae
Genus : Micrurus
Species : Micrurus diastema
Authority : DUM